Thursday, May 24, 2012

Running Rest.


In some recent posts, I talked about the Achilles tendonitis that has been plaguing my right heel.  In case you missed some of those posts, here they are:

It's been about a month since it started and it still hasn't subsided, so I decided to make an appointment with the orthopedic surgeon {the same one I saw for my IT band issues}.  My appointment is on Tuesday, but up until then, I decided to take some time off from running to rest and recover.  

I recently came across these words of wisdom.  The first part particularly stood out to me at this time...

I want to be able to run forever and to do that, I need to take care of my body now.  Even though it is really, really, {really} hard not to run, the rest and the days off are for the best.  I'm a certified WebMD junkie and the more I read, the more I find that Achilles tendonitis can become chronic.  That word scared the heck out of me so the time has come to slow down for a bit.  In addition, my running buddies {Lauretta and Jesse} are, or will be, out of town through the weekend so it's almost a sign for me NOT to run as well. 

Running has become my addiction, and I need to put it all into perspective.  A few days off now can lead to a healthier, stronger body in the long run.

What do you think...are you more apt to take rest days or days off when aches and pains arrive?  Or, do you tend to run through injuries regardless of how long they are present?      

Make it a great Thursday!




  1. Wally the watersnakeMay 24, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Fortunately I don't have to worry about Achilles injuries, but I can't imagine them being a lot of fun. You're welcome to do a swimming workout with me in the meantime if you'd like!

  2. I run right through my injuries.