It has been five days since I last ran. I just want a short slow run, please. Well let me explain, Friday I ran the 9 on the 9th, and well I kind of hurt my Achilles tendon on my left ankle. I am able to stand on it, walk on it; I just feel tenderness with it. I can massage it and do not have any pain, but when I stand on my tiptoes, to work the tended it is sore. The biggest difference between my two tendons is when I hold the tended between two fingers and rotate the foot up and down. My left foot feels like there is slippage and the right one is smooth flowing.
I am scheduled to go to the podiatrist on Wednesday (next week) to have him look at it. From what I have read, I need to ice, Motrin (anti-inflammatory), stretch, massage, and not to over work it. One viable solution to assist in healing it is custom orthotics. We will see what the Dr has to say.
I still plan on running the race the end of the month, unless the Dr says different. I have 16 days to rest and be ready for the race. I will work on weight training/core workout for my taper.
I am able to go walking but holding off on jogging just yet.