I went for a 4 mile run this morning for the first time in two weeks or so. It felt great! The reason I wasn’t running is that my Achilles tendon had flared up and would hurt for days after I ran. I figured that rest (and some ice) was in order. Now the reason for my tendinitis was most likely due to my sudden training for a half marathon after a winter of minimal running. Yes, I knew better, but I did it anyway. For reasons totally unrelated to my Achilles, I didn’t even run the half marathon! But when I started running again, the pain and stiffness began, so I had to take a break.
While I wasn’t running I went back to the gym, and back to yoga. It was really great to concentrate on weight training and yoga. I managed to get each in a few times a week. Now that I am going to add running back into the mix, I hope I don’t let yoga and weight training fall off (as they have in the past)!