I had a great run yesterday with @BigBigGeek at our local State Park. Well, the company was great, the run was a tad difficult.
We ran just over 6 miles which is good for me. In fact it is the longest basic run I’ve had since a week before my marathon (so about a month ago) and I felt the burn. By the end of the run my body felt as if I had just finished a 18 mile run.
One issue that has come back to life is my achilles. I thought I had gotten past it with all the time off I’ve had to take, but it is obvious that I haven’t. After our run on my way home I went to the supermarket. I got out of my car and I could barely walk. My right achilles was in so much pain. The good news was that after I got some Blueberries for my LW and paid for them, the pain went away and didn’t come back.
Later in the day I went to a local running store and checked into getting a shoe with a higher heel/toe drop. Their advice was to make sure I am really stretching my calf during the day. So I gave that a shot and I’ll see how my run goes today.
I can’t finish this post without the obligatory “Hangin’ with the dog” picture. I took this a couple of minutes ago as she was enjoying her morning snack.