Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Achilles, Achilles, Achilles.

I'm 99% positive it is tendonitis with some micro tears.  I'm in the process of scheduling an MRI to confirm my suspicion. 

Damn.

In the meantime, it's heat therapy, massages with The Stick, and cross-training.  Meh.

I really miss this.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

So far, so good.

Warm up, stretch, ease into it.  All well.  All good.

I made it to the gym at lunch yesterday, laced up the Pearl iZumi's, and sauntered onto the dread-mill.  Nothing huge, just half mile jaunts in between weight-lifting reps.  I logged 3 miles.  A little stiff, but no pain during the run.  And more importantly, no pain afterwards.  Could two and half weeks of rest have done the trick?  We shall see.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

I quit.


I gave it a try.  I really did.  I sat on the sidelines for nearly three weeks.  No running.  No biking.  Nada.  I lifted weights, but no lower body work.  I stayed stoic and immovable. 

And it really pissed me off.

I got cranky.  I got sluggish.  I got, um, huskier. 

So screw it. 

I quit. 

I quit quitting. 

Resting my achilles may or may not have helped, but it definitely hurt my psyche and my well-being.  I'm addicted.  I need to exercise.  I need to move.

I'm getting back in the game.  Wish me luck.

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