Happy High Five Friday!
2. A rolling pin is a good for rolling out dough. And muscle knots. See today’s Runfessions for my new ailment.
3. Beach running. Too bad the pic is from August.
4. One last scoop of ice cream from Go Lick’s before closing for the season. The countdown to opening day in April has begun!
5. Coop. Always watching the kids like a hawk while at the playground. He’s gotta know where all his people are at all times.
Tomorrow is the Zooma Cape Cod Half Marathon!
High five to that for sure! What does not deserve a high five is my Achilles tendon.
Without fail, as soon as I start to feel good, something goes wrong.
I went for a great 10 mile run Tuesday morning. Later that afternoon, as I was walking down stairs, my left Achilles started to hurt. Like not just a twinge but hurt. I stretched for a bit and it felt ok. When the kids and I were walking to the park, I felt it again. This time it felt like the back of my shoe was pushing on a bruise on my Achilles.
Panic quickly set in. Along with 10,000 swears.
Why now? I had not been having any twinges or otherwise issues from my Achilles.
I woke up Wednesday with it feeling ok so I thought I’d try to run. Within 2 miles, I called it.
And then the 10,000 swears started up again.
Since Wednesday I have been rolling (hence the rolling pin), icing, stretching and NOT running. I get twinges every once in awhile but no real pain like on Tuesday. Consulting Dr. Google has me fearing the worst.
As of right now, I’m not even sure if I’m going to run on Saturday. The stubborn me knows that I absolutely could even if it didn’t feel good. But what good would that do? I’ve got Baystate Marathon in 23 days.
Do I want to risk my chance of running that race? Or Honolulu?
It’s wait and see right now. Here’s hoping for the best case scenario. But if I can’t run, that will have to be OK. I will be the best damn cheerleader Zooma Cape Cod has ever seen!
Have you ever had any Achilles issues?
Have you ever had to back out of a race at the last minute because of an injury?