It's a calf strain. They took x-rays of my leg bones "just in case" and the doctor says my bones and joints look nice and strong. The pain in all those places and the ability to do the movements but have pain is all indicative, the good doctor says of a "nasty calf strain." Takes 2-3 months to heal.
But the good news is that I can swim without the buoy unless my leg hurts and then I have to use the buoy. AND I can ride my bike (even clipped in) as long as it doesn't hurt. (Now let's just hope it doesn't hurt...)Whoo hoo!
I have to lay off of running for the next 3 weeks, and if I can't run without pain 6-8 weeks from now, then I go back in to talk about physical therapy. Other than that, I have to do lots of stretching of my calf muscles.
No MRI, which makes my wallet happy! I think that I'm going to ride my bike tomorrow... and if it's raining, I'll ride the stationary bike. I think 30 miles sounds good....