Whelp, as you may have seen if you follow me on Instagram, I got some bad news this weekend.
I haven't mentioned it a ton, but ever since I ran the Chardonnay 10-miler in April, my achilles have been hurting and the place where the tendon meets my heels has been swollen. I mean really swollen. The bf sweetly calls it my "gross foot tumors.
For a long time it only bothered me when I ran, so I cut back on running. But then I started to have pain after other activities. And taking a whole 3-weeks off from high impact activities during my work trip didn't help at all.
So I finally went to the doctor on Friday and found out I have achilles tendinitis and am not supposed to do ANYTHING for AT LEAST 6 weeks! Not even low-impact things like lower-body weight lifting or taking a 30-minute walk. Not sure cut out ALL activity, but I'm trying to follow instructions as much as possible. Although I did play an all-day volleyball tournament on Saturday. #dietstartsnextweek
I'm pretty bummed since I've been trying really hard to be consistent with my workouts. I also realized just how much time I spend on fitness and that I don't really have much sociial interaction outside of volleyball here. Need to find some new non-physical hobbies ASAP. Wish me luck!
Q: What's your favorite non-physical social activity? How do you keep from going crazy during injury recovery??