I did it. I ran today.
And I feel great!!!
As I was having my coffee this morning, I did two sets of heel raises. I ate a good breakfast of fruit, yogurt and granola. I went out at noon for the run. I won’t lie, the Achilles started to ache five minutes into the run. I had to stop at a street light and did some heel raises for about 30 seconds to engage those weak stabilizers and when the light turned green, off I went. By the end of the 3rd interval (I was running 5s and 1s), the pain was gone and the legs felt good.
I really wanted to keep going but I promised Sarah I would keep it short, and when I got home I ended up running 3.2 km in 25 minutes.
I stretched and now I’m icing my foot. In a few hours, I’ll do more heel raises.
I am so encouraged!! The shins didn’t even hurt today either!!
I really want to go out again tomorrow, but I know I should rest, so reluctantly, I will.