Happy St Patrick’s Day friends!
Did you remember to wear green today?
I mentioned yesterday I was dealing with a bit of an injury in the form of peroneal tendonitis. It’s something I suffered from in the past (almost exactly a year ago) and it sometimes likes to flare up and wreck my runs.
In the past I’d used an injury as a reason to sit on the couch and do nothing, but I have a marathon to train for. I might not be able to run just yet, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to slack off.
On Sunday I headed to a spin class in the evening in the hopes it wouldn’t aggravate my tendons. Thankfully – it didn’t!
Knowing that, I’ve signed up for another class this evening, to be followed by a trip to my chiropractor for some painful ART on my legs.
Tomorrow I’ll be heading to a yoga class since it’s been two weeks since I’ve spent some time on my mat.
I’m hopeful I’ll be able to test out my legs with a quick run on Thursday, since I’ve signed up for a half marathon on Saturday. I certainly won’t be pushing the pace at all on Saturday, but I do need to get some miles under my belt if I want to succeed at this marathon on May 31.
I’ll be ending the weekend with a 90 minute massage, since it’s also been a while since I’ve had one of those.
When I was feeling especially frustrated on Saturday (I had some rather acute pain and three days of pain was killing my spirit) I did a bit of research and found an article about peroneal tendonitis and biomechanics. I assumed it was likely a biomechanical issue as it was something I’d dealt with in the past, and I wanted to see what might be able to be done to correct the issue.
Given my high arches, my ankles caving in, and that I’m currently running in a mid-foot striking shoe – I’m the trifecta winner!
At my chiro appointment tonight, I’m going to book another appointment for new orthotics which will hopefully provide some more arch support and I may just go shoe shopping for a more conventional pair of shoes, but those will be purchased after the half marathon I hope to run.
I’m still looking into exercises and other ways to help strengthen my feet so I don’t continually have to deal with this issue.
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Do you have experience with peroneal tendonitis and have advice for me?
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