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Achilles Tendon Update

Saturday, July 13, 2013

It has been about 2 1/2 weeks since I injured my right Achilles tendon, and after consulting with my chiropractor, decided to give it a rest vs. attempting to accelerate my recovery. Happy to report I can now walk down steps straight (when i first hurt it I was forced to walk sideways). I have done some walking, and my primary cardio exercise has been swimming. I was supposed to run in a 10K next weekend, but had to call that off. Will look to maybe run in a 5K next month, then look for a 10K in September or October.

I also started on an iron regimen two weeks ago as a result of some blood tests that showed I was anemic, so it is will be interesting to see how the iron will impact my recovery and future running. I'm pretty sure it is helping my muscles already, as I clearly felt less fatigued after some strength training on Thursday, and swam a PB of 19:23 in 750M at the pool yesterday (breast stroke).

Disappointed that I can't run right now, but looking forward to a full recovery and back on the trails soon!
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