A run which started unpromisingly, started to come good and ended abruptly in minor disaster. Down at Blairgowrie for the day and set out to run towards Sorrento (in the process spending a bit of time on the sand and a new track around the point near the Collins settlement). The first half-hour was difficult, although not as bad as yesterday, but was just starting to get into my stride on the way back when my left calf abruptly went on me - not super-painful, but sharp enough for it to be clear that running further was not a realistic option. There probably isn't a good place to do such an injury, but having to walk 4km back to base from near Diamond Bay was definitely a bad place (and to add insult to injury a bird crapped on me in fairly comprehensive style on the way back).
I'm hopeful it's a strain rather than a full tear - I think there would have been more pain (and more difficulty walking back) had it been otherwise. I still think I'll be sidelined for a few days at least, but we'll see what happens. It's not an injury I have any real experience with.
It's an unofficial long weekend in Victoria, and the Blairgowrie and Sorrento shops (and associated traffic) were definitely at Christmas-New Year week levels - quite a bit of pedestrian-dodging had to be done (although I don't think I can blame my injury on that).
Don't think I'll get the prize for the day's most creative sporting injury