I have no idea what else to title this.
Here's me right now...
That's an ice pack if you cannot tell. So for the past week or so, I noticed when I put my foot up on the desk (just like in the picture, MINUS the ice pack) that it felt almost like a bruise on the back of my heel. I didn't think a lot of it, I thought it was just a little sore. A couple times I noticed it burned/hurt as I was putting my shoe on, but it wasn't hurting after that or while I ran. I took an unplanned rest day yesterday because I was sore all over from my Friday and Sunday runs and felt ready to do a little treadmill work this morning. I went to put my shoe on and BURNING pain in the back of my heel...yep, self-diagnosed Achilles pain.
This is me right now.
I'm probably a bit more dramatic than Alice, actually.
Dallas still wanted to hit the gym, so I decided I would do some strength training while he ran but that was thwarted as well on the first set of shoulder lifts as something pulled in my neck. WTF?? I admit, I got on the TM for about a minute to see if I could run but I knew that even if the pain subsided that I would be doing some damage, so I was banished to the bike for 25 minutes. Sigh.
I'm not even sure at this point if I can bike, it seems sore just after doing that too. Wah!!!!!!
When I try to do calf stretches, it burns, so I'm just sitting here on my pittypot with my ice. It's not like I haven't been here before, the last injury I had was at the very beginning of my running career when I was out 10 months with PF. I NEED to run, why can't my body get with the program???
So what do I do other than icing, anti-inflammatory and stretching? Anyone have achilles experience? I don't think it's a severe injury, I may have caught it in time. Hopefully that in a few days this will clear up?? Help!