Monday night at my doubles at TCCP I pulled my calf muscle again. The same one I pulled on my birthday. It had been feeling fine. During one game, it was starting to feel tight and I thought I'd stretch it after the game, but that was too late. It pulled, and I had to stop for the night. Blah.
Tuesday morning I did my shortened version of P90X2 Recovery + Mobility to rest the calf. I burned about 70 calories. Fortunately I had been planning to take Tuesday afternoon/evening off from activity, since a college friend was in town and we were going to dinner with her. So more rest for the calf, and lots of ibuprofen.
This morning, I did P90X2 Chest + Back + Balance. I did regular pull-ups and chin-ups for the pull-up moves, since they have crazy variations that I generally can't do at all. I figure I should be able to do more than like 3 pull-ups in a row. The chest and balance moves on this are not that hard for me any more. I need to practice keeping my body straight in any plank positions and work on speeding up - I tend to go at a deliberate speed, so I don't end up getting as many reps as I could. I burned about 185 calories.
This afternoon, I thought I'd try a run on the treadmill. Well, the calf felt a bit off. If I ran just right, it was OK, but I felt like any lapse from that form was going to tweak it. So I switched to walking. I walked for about 55 minutes at about 3.5 mph. At least I burned some calories. I'm going to try the run tomorrow.