It’s been 5 days since I’ve put my running shoes on. FIVE.
I’m still dealing with whatever this tendon thing is. It’s getting progressively better, but it’s taking it’s sweet time. Ice/heat, KT Tape, rest, heel drops and waiting are really all I can do at this point.
The worst part about all of this isn’t the painful, icy foot baths or getting the side eye from folks watching me hobble around at work. It’s not being able to run.
I put in so much work in August, and while I know a little rest won’t completely undo all of the training I’ve done, I still feel like there’s a part of me that’s missing. I dread looking at Runkeeper or Instagram because I will see photos of folks out there running and having a great time, and I’m left on the sidelines feeling like a slob.
But, I can not rush this recovery… trading long-term damage to support my running addiction just isn’t worth it. I really want to heal the right way and never have to go through this again. It doesn’t make the waiting game any easier, though.
Sorry for the whine fest… It just feels odd not talking about running all of a sudden, so I felt like I needed to explain myself.