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?
We are not normally princess types. We pride ourselves on being strong and capable, not at all meek and mild. However, when it comes to things in our shoes, we are total wimps. Like that princess and the pea, I can feel the tiniest pebble stuck in the sole of my shoe, and I don’t care if we’re doing a speed workout, I’ve got to stop and get it out.
Today, Julia out-princessed me in the biggest way. Can you tell what she got stuck in her “footwear”?
Yes, that would be a buttercup. Okay Julia – you’re princess for a day! Thanks for a great long run!
What a weekend! Yesterday we ran the Shamrock 1/2 Marathon in beautiful Virginia Beach with several thousand runner friends. The weather could not have been more perfect, and the company was delightful. Particularly so because they liked to talk, and any runner knows how that makes the miles slip by. Often this race is plagued by wind and cold, especially after the turnaround in Ft. Story. This time, if anything we had a slight tail wind. It was shirtsleeves and shorts (or skorts) for us the whole way home. Adding to the fun, we bellied up to the bar around mile 10, and accepted a cup of beer offered by generous neighborhood supporters. What a perfect way to hydrate AND get your carbs in a couple swigs. That was just the liquid courage we needed to keep those Sauconys and Vibrams pounding the pavement past King Neptune at 31st street and across the finish line. As we walked the several cool-down blocks, we were bestowed with waters, medals, hats, snacks, and best of all, these awesome hoodies, which are most quilt-worthy:
Then it was off to the tent to meet with friends new and old and celebrate a job well-done and fun well-had! We hope all your races and activities this spring are just as quilt-worthy!