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.
Some days you really think you have it all together and then BAM, it’s gone.
That is how it was today for my primary run.
I went ahead and did a bunch of stretches before the run, because the Achilles was feeling tight on my earlier Bennie run and by the time I got started, my GPS watch had reset itself and I didn’t realize it. So without looking down, I just hit start and started running.
About half a mile down the road, I looked down to see what my pace was and figured out that I hadn’t started the GPS.
Oh well, sometimes it happens, so I stopped and waited about 30 seconds for the watch to get signal and started out again. I was feeling pretty good and decided to just go with it.
Another morning at ACAR, but this was just to drop off the Toyo, to finish up some stuff. Still I have seen more of Al and Todd than I have anyone outside of the house his week, which is not a good thing. Sure they are great guys, but every time I see them, it tends to cost me money. Oh well the vehicles are in top-notch shape.
When I got delivered back to the house (courtesy drop-off), I talked with the wife for a couple of minutes to update her on what was going on with the Toyota and went for a run.
It was after 10:00 when I got going and by the time I finished, the thermometer at the house said 92F. So it was a bit hotter than I expected to be and did affect my run.
When started out, I was feeling pretty tight from all the sitting, so the first couple of miles were to shake things out a bit and work on my form some more. Yeah I even pushed it a little, one I loosened up.
Then the heat started to bother me and I purposely started slowing down and wasn’t going to push the pace in this crap.
Time to get caught up on my running log, it has been a few days and I am falling behind again.
It seems that I have spent more than a few too many mornings at Al’s Certified Auto & Repair shop lately, but the Jeep’s left front tire developed another leak (what is it with me an tires lately), but anyways as usual I wasn’t going to sit around and just wait – I went for a run.
I snuck down through Hallowell (which is mostly downhill from ACAR) and got on the Rail Trail at MM 2.75 and ran down to 4.50 and returned. This section of the R/T is probably my favorite, it is rolling, not flat and there is even shade most of the way.