Just when I think I'm doing great, something else happens. My plan this morning was to get up early and get to the gym and do some strength training and elliptical. Hoping to give my feet a rest day, before I hit the pavement tomorrow.
Holy Moly, when I got out of bed this morning and stepped on my left foot my Achilles tendon and the tissue on both sides hurt like heck. As I'm trying to get ready I was limping like crazy it hurt so bad.
I figured I had only two options.
1. Go to the gym and try to work threw it.
2. Ice my Achilles tendon and take today off and give my tendon some rest.
I opted for option 2, icing and rest. By the time I was ready for work this morning it was feeling pretty good. My goodnesss, I was sure hoping that would help. I really need to get some more miles in this week so I can stay on my training schedule.
I went to the Internet to see if this was common with barefoot running and what I could do to make it feel better. This is from a article a lady wrote, when she was having issue's with her Achilles tendon while running barefoot. A few things that she did.
1. I listen to my body. I’ve backed off the mileage and I listen to what my tendons will give me each run. If they are sore, I stop.
2. Arnica massage tendons to get rid of scar tissue. Scar tissue presents itself as small bumps on top of the tendon. This is what makes your tendon feel sore.
Arnica - is infused into almond oil and vitamin E oil, scented with spruce essential oils.
Arnica usage- For bruises, swellings, joint pain, inflammation, or sore muscles.
3. Eccentric Calf stretches.
4. Massage calves to loosen any tightness. Looser calves help the tendons to stretch!
We all know that when you have some form of injury, you will try anything to get better.
|This cartoon says it all|
I know their are several people transitioning to barefoot or minimalist shoes.
What issues are you having with your transitioning.
Do you find it hard taking the transition slowly?