This morning I was going through my reading list and Christine over at Love, Life, Surf, had a great post (5 Tips For Overcoming Negative Thoughts and Learning to Fly) that really made me stop and think.
Let’s back-up for a minute
Over the past year, it seems that my running has taken a back seat to recovering from a multitude of injuries.
The residual effects of a partially torn left Achilles tendon and Posterior Tibialis on May 28th of last year (yeah last year).
Yeah, this is still bothering me a lot more than I let on after more than a year of working on the damn thing.
Even though I went through a long period of physical therapy, tried Graston therapy last month (which only re-aggravated it) and have done a lot of mobilization, stretching, strengthening routines, nothing seems to actually work to get it so that I can run on it pain-free.
I have lost confidence that this injury will ever allow me to train/run at the levels I want now.
However, I can still run on it, though I have to be very aware of the how it feels when I am running faster and slow down if it starts to tighten up too much. Continue reading “It HAS Been A Tough Year”