It just doesn't stop
Monday, August 29, 2011
Lo and behold - I get into a great rhythm and start an active routine again and think - shedding 2 to 3 inches for my wedding - no problem. Well it seems like the joke is on me. My Achilles has been tender and a little swollen. Yesterday it was extremely tender. Got it looked at by my fiancee (who is a chiropractor and an acupuncturist) and even got a second opinion and confirmed my worse fears. Looks like I have a partial tear.
Good news is that I just need to keep off of it for a week and then slow down on my running. The bad news is that every time I stop running, I just can't stop packing on the pounds. Lord knows I don't want to end up on crutches again like I did last year but it is so hard to stay positive.
My health has finally turned the corner and I have been feeling stronger and healthier each day. I have an awesome support group both at home and online with my sparkfriends, but it is so frightening to think that this injury just won't go away. Any time I up my mileage or my speed I seem to keep re-injuring myself. I have already given up on doing any 5Ks or anything beyond that for fear of injury. However, I never thought I would have to give up running altogether. Some people struggle to exercise because they can't find something they enjoy doing. I know what I like to do. I absolutely love to run. I love how it makes my body feel and I love how in those precious minutes (used to be hours) of running there is this peace that takes over my mind that I just cannot get any other way.
Okay. I'm done whining .... for now