Achilles Tendon situation

After Las Vegas Marathon, I’ve rested completely and have not tried to run at all. I need to figure out a way to get over this thing. I’ve noticed discomfort in the tendon by just walking around, especially stairs, so I don’t think there is any point to try to go for a run just yet.

I guess I should go to a physiotherapist to see what they say. I am pretty sure there is not much that can be done, except for lots of rest. I know that calf exercises can help achilles tendon problems, and come to think of it, I’m going to contact some friends with  experience with this “technique” in speeding up recovery.

In any case, now is a good time to take a break from running. Christmas is just around the corner and it’s coming faster and faster every year, it seems. Or maybe that’s just because I turned 40 last week?

The weather has sure been insane here lately. Last week, Edmonton had -46 Celsius, which is about -51 Fahrenheit. Insane is the word! That’s a new record for Edmonton. It was the 2nd coldest place in the world on that day – only a spot in Siberia was chillier. With the windchill accounted for, it was minus -59 C (-74.2 F). Now that’s a good day to take a day off from training, wouldn’t you say? BRR!

December 13, 2009 - the coldest day in history for Edmonton.
December 13, 2009 - the coldest day in history for Edmonton.
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2 thoughts on “Achilles Tendon situation

  1. Crazy cold – that’s just over the top. Maybe you’ve had the worst of the frigid weather you’re going to get for the winter.

    I must say you have a good attitude about your injury glitch. Getting through these things is the character-building part of our training, I guess. Sometimes it does help to get professional help. My left hip and lower back had been bothering me for 6 weeks or more – last week I finally went to the chiropractor that I’ve gone to in the past and it’s amazing how the treatment, along with a couple very simple strengthening-stretches he showed me, has already improved the situation. Just a word to the wise…

    So enjoy the break, heal up, and have some lutefisk and flatbread for me.

  2. Hi Karen, yes it has been brutally cold here. Not so bad right now.

    Thanks for the encouragement. I am hoping to get over this injury sometime in January, or else I WILL develop a BAD attitude about all this… 🙂

    Merry Christmas to you and Derryl and your family!

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