|File under: You think *running* hurts…|
So, I have another 10k this weekend, this time in Michigan. Yes, three states in three weeks. Yes, it seemed like a good idea at the time. But, my ankle is being “tweaky”.
I ran an awful 3 miles today. It was super humid and sunny and hot and hilly and my achilles got angry any time I picked up the pace. So, it was a slow 30+ minute trudge of a run, followed by a quarter mile walk because I misjudged my loop and didn’t feel like running farther than 3 miles.
I know I could finish the 10k this coming weekend, but it’s not likely to be fast by any means. And I’m really worried about whether I am headed down the road to real injury again. On the other hand, I can take a week+ off running after it and use my parents’ elliptical and pool to stay fit.
The thing is, unlike Utah and Wyoming, Michigan is a state I can do later. It’s near enough my parents’ house that Beer Geek and I could leave the kids here and go race someplace he wants to visit sometime.
Any thoughts? Any ideas besides RICE for strengthening/healing my achilles? ‘Cause I am so OVER this issue…