I am very specific pre & post run remembering my past incidents that kept me away from running for months. However, I am mostly care free in my leisurely, image-dominated life where last week I gave a walking tour around central London to a couple of friends. Wearing shallow Converse shoes. The ones with no support. The soft ones. The ones that look good on young people. Not on a guy with a quiff.
Anyways, the Achilles tendon, or its area, rebelled straight after and unlike in the past where I would carry on like a brave soldier, I visited Trudy, my trusted physio, the keeper of all of my major credit cards and the initiator of my bank balance calamity.
Thankfully, all is minor. Got some exercises to boost my existing arsenal of stretches and I need to skip 10K runs for two weeks and only do three easy 5Ks each week. Phew….
The point is – always (always!) listen to your body. My minor inconvenience goes unnoticed to anyone who doesn’t run but if you do run it can easily escalate into a major issue.
Never ignore any warning signs no matter how trivial they may seem, go check them out, you will be thankful later!