Friday, August 27, 2010

Trying to Be a Big Girl

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.

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