Well, I went to the doctors yesterday and, thankfully, I was wrong.
My achilles tendon is intact and working fine (that’s a relief – he said it could take between 6 weeks to 2 years or more to heal that puppy).
But I’ve torn my Gastrocnemius (your whattiumus? – Ed). That’s the large calf muscle, to you.
The picture above is an exact representation of what appears to have happened (except it’s my left leg that’s injured).
The bad news is I have to give it complete rest, apart from gentle walking on the flat, for a minimum of 4 weeks. Which is a bit of a bummer, as I had lots of hill walking planned at the end of July/beginning of August.
The good news is, he says I should be A1 in time for Peru.
“That’s funny”, I said, “I wasn’t A1 before I ruptured my Gastrothingimus!