Oh dear me, I ran on Thursday taking a very long gentle slope up the hillside. Went up to Stamina and down again to stepping Stones but only walked the slow sections of SS. Felt really good until towards the end of my run when I was aware of my Achilles tendon. (At this point I should say that I had many months of equines plaster cast for RSI on that tendon when a lump developed about 10 years ago and it was extremely painful)
The area each side of the tendon feels very tender, like a bruise does. I spent all of yesterday with it elevated and resting on a gel ice pack, applied Ibuprofen gel to the skin and took one Codeine Phosphate tablet before bed.
Today I should have done my timed Parkrun for Jantastic challenge but after only 100 metres of running had sharp pain in the tendon and had to drop out.
Called to see my fitness fanatic runner of a B-i-L who was amazed that I do not do stretching exercises every day and particularly before runs (I only do them afterwards). He has lent me a book about self help injuries and I also picked up a foam roller on my way home. (A real macho grey and blue one Dan )
I'm not sure what to do now but obviously I need to rest it. I must be very careful to not over eat now or I will undo the weight loss i have achieved.
Anyone have any advice, please?