Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Injury bug

Well I have been bitten royally by the injury bug.

The week following the Tobacco Road Marathon, I was out for a little run.  Nothing too intense, just getting back out there.  With about 2 miles to go in a short 6 mile run, I notice a pain in my left Achilles.  I thought it was just a twinge so I slowed down and finished my run.  Nothing major.  That night I had an event and was on my feet all night.  Not able to rest or treat it.  The next morning pain was intense and I could not really put any weight on my foot and again, I had another function that required me to walk around.

This was last Wednesday.  I thought I would take a couple of days off, R-I-C-E it and then get started.  Well as the week ended and my gait was ok, I thought I was safe.  Sunday afternoon, I go out for a run.  I tell myself to take it easy the first couple of miles just to ensure that everything was good.  I make it two miles and the pain once again kicks in.  Full blast.  So bad that I had to stop.  I actually had to call my wife to pick me up.  Talk about being bummed out.

But I am an optimist.  I think this is just going to help me with the other disciplines.  Lord knows I need to work on my swim and cycling so for now that is what I am going to focus on.  I think the extra time in the pool will definitely help.  I know that the extra time on the bike will help.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to learn of your injury, Ken. Changing the focus to swimming and cycling will pay off well if you plan to "Tri" again this year.