As I was training for my second 1/2 marathon doing great, enjoying the long runs and consistency; feeling good about getting my weekly mileage back up; reality happened.
Okay, okay. I may be venting a bit of frustration here. But really!? Come on! I have only been injury free for a year (since my ITB injury).
I ignored the nagging for the past month. You know that pain at the back of your heel? The one you think is just from tight calves, (even though you limp getting out of bed). I convinced myself it was fine, just a nagging pain that will go away.
And then I read this “the average achilles injury heals 100% after 7-8 weeks, if it becomes severe, recovery takes 42-160 weeks”. Could you imagine? 160 weeks of no running? Not me. I had to take control before I let pride and stupidity lead me down a path that I did not want to go.
So, no weight bearing activities for at least 2 weeks, rehab and RICE of course.
Anyway, I have realized that injuries are the perfect motivation for running. Sounds contradictory huh? I mean I guess it is, but being injured and not able to run ( even lift weights or do the stair master) for the past 9 days has yet again reminded me how much I love running.
I will listen to my body, take care of it, and ease back into running when I’m ready.
On another note:
I got a free car wash yesterday for answering a survey while pumping gas.
I also recommend this site for your Friday afternoon laugh.
I’m also making these tonight. They are so good! Buffalo chicken egg rolls. I’ll recipe blog it later.
Enjoy your Friday!
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1. Anyone else have Achilles tendinitis? How long did it take you to recover?