Saturday, June 19, 2010

Seeing results

Having an injury has been tough. I've been used to consistent durability and runability, but the Achilles tendon issue sprang up a year ago. I ran through it for five months until it began to hurt where I could not even walk without pain. Stupid...yes! Stubborn, too. So I rested. Now, five solid weeks of 150 minutes of running per week. The tendon is not 100% but I can see that it is healing. I experience pain free running!
I know that a marathon is probably not in the cards. I am committed to taking it slow. If need be I'll stay at base camp for as long as needed.
48 minutes today! Peace!

5 comments:

Candice @ I Have Run said...

When I was injured and limited to 1 mile per day, I enjoyed every minute of it. Running is running, and it sounds like you are enjoying the pain free miles! So glad you are on the mend!!

Jill said...

So sorry about the injury....one day at a time and hopefully one day soon the excessive miles will be there. Hang in there!

Meg said...

Take it easy, Mark! You're healing, that's the good part of this whole thing.

Marlene said...

Thanks for sharing this lesson with us - one that many have to learn the hard way. Keep taking care of yourself!

lindsay said...

you have definitely been very patient, so it's great to hear that it is paying off and you are getting better! hoping for continued improvement and no setbacks :)

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