The boy is back in town

Twelve weeks ago just after I was completing run 1 in week 8 my right Achilles decided that it didn't want to play any more. So, I went to a sports physio who recommended using a cross trainers and static bike in the gym along with a number of exercises including heel lifts on a step.

Sadly, after 4 weeks it was just getting worse and even walking in normal shoes was really painful.

So, I stopped going to the gym completely and 8 weeks later it's finally returned to normal and last week I started on the heel lift exercises once again.

And, today, with new shoes and a new top I went out and completed run 1 of week 4 and fingers crossed I'm pain free and there is no sign of any swelling.

Whilst, I intend to take it slowly, I'm determined to finish the programme and enter a local park run - so the boy is now back in town.

I'll let you know how I get on.

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  • Well done on completing your run . I understand how you felt . I have been suffering from tendonitus now for 3wk , it's the tendons on the left foot outer ankle , it really is a slow healing process , but I think now there is significant improvement , still can't walk at much speed , but can walk down stairs normally now . Hope all continues to go well for you . Good luck .

  • Gosh and I have shin splints, what a healthy lot we are. Good luck

  • Welcome back, hits! It sounds like you've been very patient in this frustrating time. Now you're back, remember to keep taking it easy. Good luck with week 4!

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