Just a little bit of complaining today:
This morning when I got out of bed at 5:00am (yes, I will continue to tell you what time it was because it is a ridiculous time of day) I made a conscious effort to try to stretch out my Achilles, I learned that from the extensive studying I did on the Internet last night. Well, it was unsuccessful. When I started steps this morning I struggled with going down the steps. The up hurt a little bit but not anything like going down. I kept thinking that it would get better the more warmed up I got. I made it through my 8 trips around but they were pretty slow, I was just trying to get through to the run.
We took off on the run after the steps. I made sure that I told my running buddy that I was hurting so she wasn't surprised by the speed of the run today. She actually examined my leg before we ran....we came to the conclusion that the run was still a good idea. Well we got in a total of 9 miles today which was great but it was a lot more walking than normal. I started by walking up the hills and about mile 4 I realized that the uphill didn't hurt it was the downhill part of the run that hurt worse.
Now that the run is over and I had a good 30 minutes of ice it feels much better. And thanks to the post yesterday I got a wonderfully informative email from a reader who is a friend of my workout buddy and also a runner and she gave some helpful information.
So tonight I get the night off from vigorous exercise and I will have to miss the workout in the morning so I get 2 days of complete rest for the injury. Hopefully in this time I can get a little better before the next actual run. I am going to try to put on my Big Girl Panties and deal with it, OOOOORRRR go to the doctor, whatever the need may be.