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Archive for July, 2012

Obviously there has not been a lot of posting going on here lately.

Mainly because there has not been any running going on here lately either.

Two days after the City of Encinitas 5K in May, I got really bad tendinitis in my right Achilles.  It hurt each time I took a step, let alone running.

I was mad, frustrated, and angry. It was all my fault.  I tried to switch out of my supported/orthotic running shoes into my minimalist shoes way too quickly.  I was not smart about it.

By the middle of June I was able to run 5 minutes without any pain.  Last week I was able to go to my running form class, and ran 1 mile pain free.  This week the same area is starting to get tender again, so I am trying really really hard just to be smart about it.  It is hard and I want to run, but I hate being injured.  The lacrosse ball, running stick, ice, my crossfit massage therapist, and calf raises have been my best friend.

I nixed all my races for the summer. I am crossing my fingers I can run a 5K at the end of July, and then planning on the Santa Barbara race to be my comeback and PR Race.

I am back in my old supported shoes, but I am out of my orthotics.  I consider that to be a small victory. 

There are many others out there who have battled with injuries far worst than mine.  I just keep telling myself that my body does want to heal itself, it just needs time and for me to listen to it. One day at at time.

In the meantime, I am up and running with my yoga teacher training! I am loving it.  Email me if you would like more information!

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