Juneathon Day 5. My Achilles tendon has flared up again. I woke up this morning and my right Achilles tendon was tight and painful. Probably caused by a long evening out on silly, unstable high heels and last weeks increase in exercise with the Bupa 10K and Juneathon. I therefore left my Juneathon efforts until later in the day when my legs were warmed up and feeling more supple (and the fuzzy head cleared).
By the time I found some clean running socks with as few holes as possible it was raining. I laced up my most comfy cushioned running shoes, told my reluctant self to go as slow as possible and selected some appropriately mellow music. A uneventlful slow plod. I didn’t have any problems holding myself back! and the rain was a refreshing change to yesterdays heat.
4.01 miles in 41.17 mins.
This would have been 3.89miles, but I ran on past my house just to please the rounder-uppers of you. unfortunately I had slow reactions hence the 0.01!
I’ve now done plenty of appropriate stretches and am icing my heel. Next I’m off to search through the Juneathon blogs, where I’m sure I’ve seen some useful advice on Achilles tendon treatment, to read what else is worth trying.