I have been running consistently for about 4 years now. I tend to know my body and know when I'm just sore from running (all the time) or something is wrong and it hurts.
On Wednesday after our speedworkout when we were were walking back to the car I mentioned to Jason that my achillies on my right foot was really sore. I didn't think much more about it
as it hadn't hurt during the run at all. We didn't run Thursday or Friday but I did notice on Friday when we were waking home from the bus that it was sore.
So yesterday we go out to run 5 miles (in shorts and a t-shirt no less because it was 60 flippin' degrees out...oh yes spring is here) and it was sore the whole time. Of course I didn't turn around at the beginning but rather ran out about 2.5 miles and then realized it wasn't happening. That of course means I have to walk home the remaining distance.
So booty. Do I go out and test it again during out 10 mile run? Or do I just try and rest it for a few days as I think I slightly pulled the muscle? Well, like I said. I know my body and this is not just soreness that I can get through and I feel that if I push it I will be doing more harm than good. We ran into the Lovely Cousin Lisa on the walk home and I was telling her about it. She mentioned that she came down with tendinitis in the same area when she was training for a marathon and had to take 4-5 weeks off. I don't want it to get to that point and I don't even think that this is that because it more hurts all the time whereas she said hers hurt more the more she ran. ...but if it is....4-5 weeks off sounds like a nightmare. I read online that if it's just a pulled muscle or strain then things could heal in 7-14 days...although I don't know if I'll even take a full 7 days off.
So we aren't going to run today and I'm upset because the Sunday Long run is one of my favorite things about the week. We'll try again on Tuesday maybe and see how things are feeling.
Alright, Sunday is big breakfast day and I'm on cooking duty.
Oh yeah. AND YAY FOR KANSAS! (I'm a fan by default since our good friends are from there :-) )
4 months ago