I'm currently sitting here wondering just when I'll be able to run again. I graduated on Wednesday 9th April, and for my first post graduation run last Friday chose the stepping stones C25K+ podcast. All went well on the run and I managed to shave 30 seconds off my best 5k time. I did the nornal 5 minute cool down walk and my normal stretches when I got home. So far, so normal.
When I went to walk the dog about an hour later I felt a slight niggle in my achilles, but thought nothing of it and carried on. By the time I'd finished walking the dog I realised the niggle had got worse and I was beginning to limp. No worries thought I, a couple of days rest and I'll be as right as ninepence. How wrong could I be? It's now the sixth day since I picked up the problem and despite using the RICE method, taking it easy, and using an ankle support, I can still feel it twingeing away when I try and walk normally. Ibuprofen and deep freeze are now a daily ritual, and every day when I wake I'm praying things will have improved.
Sorry for the negative post but I'm beginning to despair about when I'll be able to run again. Any advice/encouragement from others who have had similar problems would be appreciated.