Today I will refrain again from running. Even though my achilles feels 80% better, I know in my heart that an extra day will make give it that much more time to heal. It’s hard; when you get used to doing something every day, you want to keep going. When you set a goal ( at least when I do) you want to continue to strive towards that goal. I took yoga again yesterday morning, continue to ice, take advil and apply healing ointments (Arnica). They all seem to be working great. The best thing, I know, is that I am not aggravating it by continuing to run. Tomorrow I will try a short run in my old shoes. I’ll go back to Marathon Sports with the new shoes and the old and see what they say. And I’ll start back gently. Listen to my body and see what happens.
Are you doing what is healthy for your body? As a yoga teacher, I see the affects of stress and strain on people’s bodies all the time. They say your body tells your life story and in any yoga class, you see so much of the personal history of your students without their having to say a word. To think that years of stress and strain can have an actual physical effect; well, it’s more evidence that you need to take care of the body you’ve got, or it will show in your muscles, your bones, your posture, your body composition.
Take care of your body today. Eat well. Drink lots of water. Take a breather in the middle of the day at work to stop, take a few deep breaths and re-set your stress level. Take a quick walk. Eat food that is as close to the earth as possible ( fruits, vegetables, fish) Read something inspiring. Spend time with those you appreciate.
Have a great day.