Woke and gave it a shot. In general there is still stiffness in that area but for the first 12 or 13 minutes it was just stiffness. Uphill seems to put more stress on it than downhill, flat is no stress at all, just a general stiffness in the area.
As I was crossing my first checkpoint, which happens to be a steady uphill for about 600 meters, I got a knife like stab in the calf. I made an immediate decision to fight another day and cut off the run by heading back on a shortcut toward the house. Of course this area was flat so there was very little discomfort. Of course, this made me think I could do a little more if I just got to a downhills and flats, maybe I could get in 8 or 9km. As I was making another turn to head downhill on Vanda Vaselevskoi I got another stabbing pain and decided that I just needed to get it home and see what the damage might be. I ran home getting in a very easy 4.6km.
As I sit here plotting out the rest of the week I can say two positives. I got up and ran; and it looks like if I keep moving forward the stiffness will work itself out. It looks like I have a date with the Start Stadium track from the next few days/weeks. I just don't know how long it will take. But certainly it felt wonderful to be running again.
I still just don't know where all this came from. It is the right side of my body, I never have problems with the right side, it is always the left side of my body. It is interesting to watch it develop, after the run I tested things a bit and I didn't do any damage, all systems are static from yesterday, I can't put weight on it. But, its obvious that age is probably a factor in this as well. I can't just rebound like I did when I was younger.
Slowly but surely I think I will get it back. Reflection. Mindfulness saved it today I think and may allow me to run again tomorrow.