I didn't do much running over the summer because of the heat and asthma problems but I got myself out twice last week for runs of 4k and 5k. I am a very slow runner and went carefully but on one run I hit a dip in a field which jarred a little up my Achilles tendon on my right leg. It didn't hurt afterwards but after my run on Friday night my Achilles tendon has developed a small lump on it and is very painful when I walk on it first thing in the morning. I've been putting ibuprofen gel on it and I'll be doing the RICE thing today as I've had a similar injury before.
I want to keep up my commitment to getting back into a running habit and I was wondering if anyone could advise on whether I can still run with this if I make the runs shorter? I'm worried if I take a break to recover that I'll not get back into it again, though I know if I really injure myself I'll be out for even longer!