I'm sitting here writing in my blog while my rice is cooking. I am making spicy tuna rolls for dinner. I still need to prepare the crab meat but that can wait. I am actually feeling good right now. I hope I'm not being delusional but my swelling on the Achillies looking better and I'm not feeling any pain. It felt good walking on it. I have been keeping asorbine jr. on it most of the time. I have been going easy on my training and took Tuesday off.
I purchased a new pair of sneakers last week. The current pair I am wearing is not that old, maybe 3 months but I have run in the rain with them several times so I was concerned about the padding. It is a good thing I took a closer look because the outer edges are worn. I also looked at the other pair of sneakers I purchased several months back and they too seemed worn. It's weird because I ran in them a few times on training and once in a 5k race. I purchased them on line and honestly, I wasn't happy with that particular pair of shoes but I didn't want to deal with the hassle of sending them back. In hind sight, I should if sent them back. Next time, I will know better!
Today, I decided to do a light taping on Achilles before my run. I did 40 minutes on the treadmill, again at only a slightly slower pace and no incline, it still feels weird to run with no incline because I have run for so many years on a 3.5 incline and I wonder why I have Achilles pain! To not further aggregate the leg, I took many short walk breaks. It was a good run and no pain when I was done. I still iced it for 20 minutes afterwards. So far so good and I hope it will continue to improve. Again, I hope I am fooling myself but I want to be happy and not depressed about the injury. I am again getting excited about the race which is only 17 days away!!!! Yeah!!:)
My exercise bike should be here tomorrow so I'll be able to do some cross training.
I'll keep posting about my training and progress on my blog!