"If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can't be done."
- Peter Ustinov
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Just a quick update - on Friday I ran 6K and today 10K slow jog. Very happy with my Achilles although towards the 7 kilometer today I felt tension in BOTH my ankles, no pain, just tightness and tension so I had to slow down and was ready to stop but ... I didn't and today's run was my longest since my return to running and since my Achilles tendinitis, so I am very happy. Was it hard? No. Not hard on my heart, not hard on my muscles, not hard on anything EXCEPT on stupid ankles... yes, ankles... I noticed today that it was BOTH my ankles that felt stiff ... I don't get it! I stretched, I went slowly, I have new shoes, I am running with my orthotics...and my ankles are still acting up! No sharp pain, just stiffness. And I am constantly watching my strike so that it's mid foot ....Any suggestions from those of you who've been through this before? I am starting to want to try barefoot running and if my problem isn't really in the shoes...
I am 41, mom of 2 (one is 20 years old and the other is just 26 months)... I have a busy life, crazy career and a New Year's resolution to go back to running regularly. My specific goals are: 1) to run 1000+ miles in 2010 and 2) to run several 10Ks this year... or even a 1/2 marathon... I started running when I was 30 and was quitting smoking... Actually, I started power walking at first (that was the only way to deal with the cravings) and then shortly after I was so in shape that I started running... after about a year of running I got bad knee injuries and stopped ... now I want to go back thanks to the inspiration I got from my friend Anne (see my first blog for her incredible story ).