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.
Check out dry needle acupuncture for the achilles.
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Awesome. Thanks! I’ll check into it!
It’s only been 3 weeks since your marathon. Be easy on yourself 🙂
I know. It is just keeping desire and reality in check. Sometimes desire wins out. 🙂
Hope the achilles feels better. Glad you are picking up the miles, your body will quickly get used to it again!
Thanks. It does feel good to run again, especially in the cooler weather.
I had Achilles tendinitis as well and using my foam roller really helps keep it at bay. I hate stretching and never really did until this year, but it sure seems to help 🙂
I used to do that several months ago, but have gotten lazy with it lately. I need to start my stretching up again, but like you, I hate it. 🙂