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Back on "Track"...

Monday, September 17, 2012

(see what I did there?)

Yes, it's true -- I finally got up and out and ran this morning!
*And the crowd says: "About damn time!"*

This comes after a three-week bout with Achilles Tendonitis in my right heel (and after several aborted attempts to come back to running, both last week and the week before). I guess this was my lesson that sometimes you just have to wait an injury out, and after this morning, I'm glad I did.

I say that not because this morning was incredibly painful (it wasn't), but because there still *was* pain. I set out for a nice and slow 10-minute run, with plans to then walk a minute or so, assess the heel and see how I felt about doing another 10.

I did feel achy-twingy with every step during the first 10 minutes -- again, not BAD bad, but sort of a naggy, "Hey, I'm down here!" kind of hurt. I walked it out for two minutes and it seemed to relax a bit, so I started out for my second 10 and by the end of it, my heel felt greatly improved!

Not wanting to push it, I walked my way to a full 30-minutes and then did a bunch of Achilles stretches in the stands. By the time I walked back to my car (I intentionally parked at the top of the hill so I could feel how the heel was doing), the Achilles felt much looser and relatively pain-free!

For the rest of this week, I'm going to build up with some more easy 10-minute runs, planning on getting to 4x Run 10 with one-minute walking breaks by this Saturday. If all goes well, next week I should be able to pick up from where I last left off, with Week 10 and those crazy 20-minute runs!

By the way, Joyce (that Personal Trainer lady) and her crew were at the track this morning and we chatted about the injury. She thinks it was *absolutely* due to the flip-flops, so consider yourself warned and beware the demon shoes! Next time, I'll wear slip-on sneakers to the campsite bathhouse -- or throw all caution to the wind and go barefoot! Athlete's foot would have been a lot less of a pain to deal with!

Until next time!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SQUIRRELLYONE 9/24/2012 12:45PM

    Glad your Achilles tendon is giving you less grief. Baby it for a while, anyway, and maybe it'll treat you well right back!

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 9/20/2012 6:36AM

    re: "I finally got up and out and ran this morning! "

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VIMVIGOR 9/19/2012 10:11AM

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PASKALINI 9/19/2012 9:50AM

    Ok my darling you inspired me to get off my excuse making butt and get back to running after a sporadic summer and 2 weeks of not running at all. Thank you for the kick in the pants ;)

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MERETONI 9/18/2012 8:52AM

    Woot for getting back out there!

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AUTUMNBRZ 9/18/2012 8:04AM


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OLIVIANIGHT 9/18/2012 5:45AM

    Yay, I'm so glad it's feeling so much better : )

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    So glad it's getting all healed up and you're able to get back on "track" (lol!). And that's interesting to see that it took a good 10-12 minutes before it started feeling less naggy-pain. Sometimes I start jogging and something is kinda achy, and I think that I won't be able to finish because of it. But you're totally right...if you keep going (and the achiness isn't signaling a new injury), it typically subsides with some time. Thanks for that reminder!

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BEECHNUT13 9/17/2012 9:14PM

    Yes, about damn time! LOL! Glad to see you're back in business, lady. :)

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KATYDID412 9/17/2012 8:25PM

    Good for you! Smart to take your time.

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SCAREWALDORF 9/17/2012 4:59PM

    Good to hear you're back into the swing of things!

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GOLOPTIOUS 9/17/2012 3:21PM

    Yay! The return of the track with bonus Joyce!! ;)

I'm glad your heel is feeling better and before you know it you'll forget it was ever injured!

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IRONBLOSSOM 9/17/2012 3:17PM

    I'm glad you're back on the track! :-)

In re flip flops, I have to say I got some of those "fit flops" and I LOVE them. They are the most supportive pair of flip flops I own and possibly the most supportive pair of SHOES other than my running shoes. They're kind of pricey, but 100% worth it if you like wearing flip flops. I basically live in them and wore them for 2 hours after running a marathon a couple years ago and was never in any pain.

But yeah, staying out of flip flops in general is totally the way to go :-)

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DOGSTARDADDY 9/17/2012 3:14PM

    Glad you're healed up enough to get out there!

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