Monday, February 21, 2011

From Discouraged to Hopeful

So I've avoided posting for awhile. Anytime this happens, assume I am dealing with an injury and discouraged. Over the past few weeks, I have been dealing with continued symptoms of tendinitis/apothy. I think I've finally remedied the problem. My solution: lots of research, listening to my body, no running(!), lots of swimming (even water running, which really sucks) and biking, a combination of Glucosamine/Chondroitin sulfate, L-Lysine, and Glycine, religiously stretching (using a footrocker), strengthening exercises, and going barefoot. Not sure which of these actually help or if they all help, but I think I'm back to 100%(?). Last week I went on a 30 mile bike ride, one four mile run, two two six-mile runs, and one eight mile run. I took a day off, snowboarded all day yesterday (Sunday), and just ran seven miles (six miles normal, one mile barefoot). Feeling good. 

I had to reschedule the 80 mile hike, due to the tendon problem. We're set to leave this weekend (Sat.), but we'll have to cut the hike short (probably 60 miles), because we need to be back by Weds. Should still be a good workout. 

Anyway, assuming I stay healthy, I'll keep you posted :)