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I hate you!<br><br>
I just attempted to run for the first time in 8 days and I was only a mile and a half into my run when I could feel it and had to walk home.<br><br>
Why must you trick me like that stupid achilles? Why do you feel just fine until I attempt to run? Why do you choose three weeks before my first marathon to not want to heal?<br><br>
I am so fucking frustrated because nothing I do makes it better and I cannot get a fing Dr appointment until after the marathon anyway!
 

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I'm so sorry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad"> I understand your frustration. Been there, done that, still doing it some. Its not fun! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad"><br><br>
Good luck!
 

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Muzicgrl - I have been running off and on for 35+ years without an injury that sidelined me from any race until last year when my left achilles attacked me! To this day I don't know how or why it happened but I was on a 17 mile training run. Got a dr appointment and said I had 2 options. Either keep running a few more days and then come in for surgery to repair the tear or wear a boot 6-8 weeks. I chose the latter and it cost me my San Diego marathon. Took 6 months or more to get back to my present fitness level and still have flare ups with the achilles and think I always will now and my tender old age. But I'm back to 40-65 miles a week. Bite the bullet and take the time off if it is severe.<br><br>
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Stretching, massaging, icing...there isnt really anything else I can do without outlaying a ton of money I don't have. Its weird because my calves are not even tight.
 

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<a href="http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-241-285--11556-0,00.html" target="_blank">http://www.runnersworld.com/article/...1556-0,00.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.foamerica.com/physical-therapy.html?gclid=CLi50deqgo8CFSE7gQodZHHnxQ" target="_blank">http://www.foamerica.com/physical-th...FSE7gQodZHHnxQ</a><br><br>
I promise, you can afford this....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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I was seriously considering buying one. Is it better than the stick? Do you use one? What size?
 

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heehee. Looks like we are thinking the same things! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br><a href="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12396" target="_blank">http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12396</a>
 

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Oh and I am going to go buy new shoes (the asics kayunos instead of the 2120). Hopefully having more support will help.
 

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Hey Muzic - sorry to hear about the achilles <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad"> Definitely try out the foam roller/stick and the shoes might help as well.<br><br>
I know you can't outlay a ton of money (I'm in the same boat), but the guy I have been spending my cash on has been well worth it so far. Don't know if you want to give him a try, but I could give you a reference via PM if you want.<br><br>
I figure you probably have looked into this as well, but have you heard of the Trigger Point Workbook by Davies(?) as well, especially if you can find a copy at the library? I forked over the money for a copy - I figured it might come in handy down the road
 
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