I am not running. That means I am pouting, even though pouting is really not my style.
Yesterday I had a 20 miler on the schedule. I knew my achilles was "iffy" and that it probably wasn't smart to run on it, but I decided to see how it felt. I was up nice and early, I felt great, the weather was PERFECT (cool and overcast), I had a great running outfit on, I had some some new songs on my IPOD and I was SO SO SO in the mood for a good, long run.
I went half a mile. Half a mile into it my Achilles was hurting and I just knew that it would be stupid to run that day. I knew the smart thing to do was to go home, change back into my pj's, go back to bed and take a couple of days completely off from running to let this heel heal completely.
I am icing three times a day, wearing compression socks, stretching and massaging. There is still a small lump right on the very back of the achilles, a couple of inches above the heel. It doesn't hurt at all to do the achilles "pinch test" and the swelling and creaking is gone, but there is still some soreness for sure. It is big improvement already from yesterday and I am hoping another couple of days off will make it all better.
Not running is killing me... I want to RUN. I want to run far and I want to run fast and I want to get back to training. I know deep down the best thing I can do for my training and for my goals is to let this heal but it sucks. I am feeling a little more hopeful today because it seems to have improved so much with just one day off, and I am hoping after a couple of more days that I will be out there good as new.
Lesson learned - I will never do two days of speedwork in a row again.
Ok, now help cheer me up. I have been "tagged" by a few people now for the Q&A that is going around.
Think about it... there is A LOT of material here people. Ask away. I am a pretty open book. :)
Married at 19?
NY to WY?
New runner at 32 years old?
Qualifying for Boston? (it is so happening)
Ask away. (I have some marathon training questions that someone emailed me that I will include in here too).
So cheer me up and ask me some questions!
Oh, and I have been told by Team MEB and Crowdrise that the fundraising will be up and running again this week. I will let you know as soon as it is as there are tons of great prizes still waiting to be won.