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.