And I love it!
I posted a little bit ago that I have started running. I’m not sure why my brain has decided that it needs to run. I was perfectly happy doing yoga and pilates but nopes, but the brain has decided otherwise so here I am.
On the 28th, I hurt myself while out for my run. I don’t go very far. There and back is 2.2 kilometres (1.3 miles for you Americans reading this) and I walk like 60% of it now (instead of 90%, I’m getting better!)
Well, on the 28th, I got to the halfway point, a school where I turn around and start my trek back. I took a second to catch my breath and then turned and began my way home. I walked a little and my ankle felt a little tight. There is a church on the corner with a little pathway so I went in there, stretched out my lower calf a bit and decided to keep going. I ran for probably 10 more seconds and couldn’t do it anymore. I limped the whole way back home.
Since I work with people in the sports medicine field, I was quickly told that it was my Achille’s tendon. I’ve been sidelined for the last 10 days and it’s been sooo boring! I’ve been icing and heating and stretching and muscle relaxing and I’m so over it! I finally had two days where my tendon wasn’t bothering me so last night I decided to take the plunge and get back out there.
I just got fed up and I was tired of being at home instead of out running! I get this way when I’m sick too – if I’m really sick and have to miss work or things I have planned, I just get to a point where I’m like “No. I’m over this. Suck it up body, we’re doing stuff.” And this was no different.
I basically gave my tendon a pep-talk while stretching after work. “This isn’t about you. We’re done playing your little pity game. Suck it up, buttercup cos this is happening. I don’t know who you think you are pulling a stunt like this, but it’s over now.” This lovely cross-stitch pattern I have saved sums it up perfectly:
I didn’t get the full loop done last night. I only went just over half way before turning around and walking back. But I’m not going to give in to the temper tantrums of a stupid tendon. I don’t do that at work, I’m not going to do that at home!
Pinterest has also suggested a lovely yoga routine for runners, so I’m going to throw that into my week just to see if that helps haha.