Since Julia’s down and out for the present I’ve been running alone. I usually turn to my list of podcasts on Stitcher (one of the best apps ever invented). But last week after I exhausted all my current podcast, I actually resorted to running without listening to anything…except reality! It turned out to be better than I remembered. In the spring especially, there’s a lot to hear, especially early morning birds. And with them as a backdrop I was able to think, too, and plan my day and week ahead. I really missed our conversation, but it was a good rehearsal for me, to know that I didn’t bore myself as much as I thought I did.
I came across some pretty amazing sunrises too. I can’t resist stopping to take a picture.
Julia is usually very patient in letting me stop for shots like these. With her not along it’s a lot harder to get going again when I’m done! Hopefully by Friday she’ll be back pounding the pavement with me! Sara
Seriously? Another injury! I felt like I was doing so well coming back from my IT band episode.
The doctor gave me perscriptions for Motrin & Calcium/Vitamin D and a referral for Physical Therapy. I was told to rest until it didn’t hurt to run and definitely not to run through any pain. She then proceeded to tell me a horror story about a ruptured Achilles that required surgery, casts, crutches & no running for 6-8 months. The story scared me enough to follow the doctor’s orders! I am hoping to be able to go for a short run on Monday. She didn’t blame my Vibrams. She attributed to not stretching regularly.
I do have good news…. the doctor also said I need to run slower, avoid hills and absolutely NO sprints!! That is definitely the best news I heard all day!
Any other suggestions for recovering from Achilles Tendonitis?
Except when the long run doesn’t feel so good. We started off for our long run with no distance set. We have several routes depending on the wind direction. It was a calm, overcast morning and we choose the route along the boardwalk. Upon meeting Sara, I instantly realized she had a head cold.
We trotted off and around mile 4.5 I felt a twinge in my right ankle/heel.
We continued our run and by mile 8.5 I was ready to bee-line home. Starting and stopping was becoming painful. At mile 9.4 we walked it home. Total miles 9.7.
Since the run, I have done everything of which a PT would approve. And hopefully, I will avoid Strike three!
2. Rest & Elevate
3. Motrin (800 x 2)
4. Take tomorrow off.
Sara, I am going to take you up on the offer and pass on my “let’s go for a walk” suggestion. With all the optimism I can muster, I am going to call this a minor pain. Seriously, another injury? I wasn’t even trying to go fast! I just wore a fancy pair of heels last night on my date night! Oh, bother.
How about some good news. I finally had an opportunity to wear my cute new visor. Love my “gas cap”. It was a gift from my college roommate who is an amazingly fast runner. It can hold 2 GU, chapstick, money & probably more than I can think of.