A·chil·les [uh-kil-eez]

Achilles tendon n. 
The large tendon connecting the heel bone to the calf muscle ofthe leg. Also called calcanean tendon heel tendon .

Over the last week my achilles has been acting up more and more. I haven’t run or exercised in awhile to let it rest and heal. the first half marathon of the year is in May, so I’m not too worried about training at this point.

Friday was by far one of the worst days yet. I woke up at 5:30AM, my achilles felt the same way as it has been – sore, rubbery. I took a shower, got dressed, made breakfast, and had some coffee. My achilles felt way more sore than usual. I was almost out the door. Going back and forth if I should risk going into work, but decided to work from home since the soreness was unbearable. I spent most of the day with my leg up and a few ibuprofen throughout the day.

I’ve been doing some strengthening exercises, icing, taking ibprofen, and recently started wearing some old running shoes as my daily shoes. They have more support than my regular shoes and seem to be helping out a lot.

I’m excited for my physical therapy appoint next Friday. I hope they can help nip this achilles in the…heal! 🙂


Posted on February 18, 2012, in 2012, Running, Seattle, Training and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. How is your Achilles now, Wes? Hope the PT helped!

    • I found out it wasn’t my achilles, but a muscle behind my knee that was causing tightness all the way down my leg. I will post more about it soon 🙂

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