2/13/08

Five days and counting of no running

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.

13 comments:

Jeff said...

Ouch, I feel your pain, man.

I had similar issues and bought a pair of Spenco full lenghth arch supports. They did the trick and they cost about 5% of the custom verison (which I also have.) The difference between the two is not much. I'd suggest going out to find Spenco's now. Even if the podiatrist prescirbes the customs, It'll be at least a month to get them in.

Good luck.

J~Mom said...

Oh man, that stinks! I hope the podiatrist can help you! Take it easy in the mean time!

Jess said...

That stinks that you're injured! Take it easy -- we may have to postpone the "mile-off" for another month!

Marcy said...

Dang!! That totally stinks man. I hope the Pod can help you out! Let us know how it goes! ;D

Christine said...

I haven't had a good run since the 9 on the 9th either.Ive felt crappy!! No more virtual races for me! jk

My Life & Running said...

Boooo, that sucks! Does the eliptical bother it? Or riding the bike? Just thinking of how you could keep up some endurance? Let us know what the podiatrist says!!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Oh damn, I'm so sorry. I hope you heal quickly. Definitely RICE...

Please don't sue.

AnthonyP said...

Ouch. Take care of the injury. Don't push it and hurt it worse.

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

As long as you can get some kind of cardio in, it is a short enough time that you shouldn't lose any of the running strength you built up. The most important thing is to let that ankle heal up.

See you tomorrow.

jay_say said...

I wear show inserts from the podiatrist but my main reason was bone spurs... now those hurt. I have to continually stretch or they can come back. See you Saturday!

Amy said...

Well that sucks! Here's to hoping that podiatrist fixes you right up...try to enjoy the break (yeah, I know it's hard....)

David said...

Is Chad beating you up at the gym too much? Maybe you can pay him back in some pilates torture.

Get better, man!

Pokey said...

Sorry Eric ~ just take it easy and you'll be back at it, kicking my tail, in no time at all! ;)