I got back in the saddle again yesterday!!! Yup, I ran 5 miles. My run went well and I had no pain from my achilles!!!! It was nice to be back so soon and I didn’t want to overdue it, so I ran slowly, especially at first.
Today I still feel fine. I guess a couple days off with my foot elevated and on ice did the trick. It amazes me that it hurt so much Friday and by Sunday I was running again. I am grateful.
I am going to keep the next few days lighter than normal and make sure not to mess anything up. Also, I think I was overdoing it a bit and I need to cut back for a week or so to make sure I don’t overtrain. I think that between overtraining and not sleeping well I created the perfect storm for getting injured.
I’m excited to get back out on the road. I also need to get the 5 lbs off I gained over the past week. Ugh.
Note to self: If you aren’t running, you need to cut back on your eating.