I guess that ice bath for my foot really helped. I had no pain all day. I didn’t have to ice my foot (mainly because I didn’t even think of doing it) and when I ran, I had no pain in my achilles. It was really quite amazing.
Also my run went great. After the 9:00 first mile, I averaged 8:17 for the last 4 miles. I wasn’t trying to run that fast, but it was so nice to be able to run and not feel that twinge. Also I felt great. I wasn’t tired and my legs felt great. I could have gone on for more miles, but I am really wanting to continue to cut back a bit before our 5K next week. I want to run it well and don’t want to take any chances with getting hurt again.
Today TJ, RS and I are going to run the 5K course to see what it is like. We ran it last year but it has been a while and it is always nice to know the course before the race so you know how to run.
I hope this is my last post on my achilles. I am still getting KT Tape today and going to use it as a preventative. I’ll probably not have time to ice my foot after the run today since we will be far from home, but it should be fine since we are only running 3 miles.
Thanks to all who have been so helpful over the past week of my injury with suggestions and prayers. It has made a difficult experience much easier.