I noticed after my last run that my right Achilles tendon was a little sore. This run (I'm in Oxford for the weekend) I started and it was a little stiff but loosened up. Unfortunately there was an uphill bit in the run and it seemed to take its toll on my tendon. I finished the run but I'm now a little sore.
My father-in-law (who we're with for the weekend) used to be a physio and has said that the 4 inch heels I'm getting into after the run (not during, silly) aren't helping, so I thought I would share with any other tart-trotter wearing peeps that it's better to wear flats for the rest of the day after a run to avoid shortening of the Achilles tendon.
But, go me for finishing week 8! I can't believe that I've managed this. It's taken a little longer than expected with all the stuff going on in my life, but I'm going to start week 9 in a couple of days. I just hope I don't get any injury to my tendon. Once I've graduated (hopefully this time next week) I'm going to enter the Race for Life in memory of my good friend Brian who died of cancer at the end of March, hopefully I can raise some money for cancer research.