I have been nursing a strained Achilles for about 2 weeks. I am in crunch time and can’t afford to take time off, nor can I afford to not let the injury heal. Tendons take way to long to heal. Enter Google search and I have found some essential oils that have really helped.
Today was the big test. The training schedule had a 10 mile run. I was shooting for 8 and made 9.2 miles and no problems with the Achilles. It was perfect conditions for running – temps in the 60’s, a nice breeze and overcast. It was a bit muggy, but overall great running conditions. The run this morning was just to see if the Achilles had healed enough to continue training and not for time. I had just watched a movie (Facing the Giants) and was motivated to run my best and leave the results up to God. So I was not expecting a good time, didn’t even take a watch with me. However, I still finished in 90 minutes!!! Wow, I was amazed. Good time, no pain, God is Very Good.
I also learned how to use Goggle maps to calculate my distances. Hence the reason I knew the route I ran this morning was 9.2 miles! I did however cut the really big hill out of my run this morning. Next weekend, I will try that hill, depending on how the week goes!
Now it is back to training while still tending to the Achilles – don’t want to have it flair later in the training. Fifteen weeks and counting until Chicago!