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!