Tag Archives: injuries

Achilles Fail

WTF … I walked for a couple of minutes then started running at an easy pace. Almost immediately, I got a somewhat pronounced pain in my achilles tendon. My achilles has been fine for well over a month, so this was a surprise. Maybe it happened because I did a lot of walking two days ago, along with a fair bit of cycling.

I guess it’s back to wearing Rocktape 24/7 and icing the tendon when I can. Anyone else have any ideas?

Hip Pain

I woke up this morning with sore hips. The last time I felt hip pain was eight years ago and I remember it well. Back then, I had bursitis in my right hip. It was so painful that I needed to sleep with a pillow between my knees.

Today, both hips are sore, but it’s more pronounced on the right side. It’s possible that the bursae in my hips are inflamed, but it could also be a problem with my iliotibial (IT) band. I’m going to ice my hips when I get home and see how they feel tomorrow. If they still hurt, I will skip my run tomorrow.

Even if things feel better, I am going to start doing exercises and stretches to strengthen my knees and hips so I don’t have this problem again.