My achilles and calves hurt so much I can't extend my feet completely. I made the cardinal mistake of confusing strength and conditioning. I felt that since I've been maintaining my strength or getting stronger during the last year, I shouldn't have a problem doing some low volume running. Couldn't have been more wrong.
I guess the soreness is to be expected, but I'm a little surprised at the severity of it. It's gonna be slow going to work up to being able to do 2-3 running workouts a week, but, for the time being, I'm excited about the prospect.
On Friday or thereabouts my leg started to act up and it felt like I was in for another bout of what I thought was sciatica. Last time I was in the States I got a dull pain in my inner right pelvis which was followed by an increasing tightness in my right glute. After a few days it had progressed to the point where I was limping pronouncedly and couldn't even touch my toes. It was more a feeling of tightness (and a twinge when trying to stretch it out) than pain, but was disconcerting. Started to feel the same thing last Friday and so I substituted deadlifts for squats last workout. The symptoms progressed in the same way as before until things were pretty tight by Saturday night. Felt a little better yesterday (Sunday) morning and most of the tightness had gone. Today most of my, albeit limited, flexibility has returned and I might be able to do some kind of lower body workout tomorrow. Planned to start a fast tomorrow, but I'll have to see how I feel when I wake up.