Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Pain & Frustration of it All

It's inevitable.

If you run, ride or participate in any type of active sport, you will experience injuries and aches and pains that come along with challenging your body to get stronger, go further and be faster.
Right now, I am fighting some serious Achilles Tendinitis.

Yes, fighting!
Fighting because it is unwanted, unappreciated and uncontrollable.

This is not my first bought with an injury like this. Unfortunately, through the years, I have had the pleasure to experience Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinitis and Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS).

While looking high and low for any new wisdom on dealing with this most recent bought of Achillies Tendinitis I enjoyed this article from Ironman.com with pro triathlete Cam Brown:

 Injury often comes with the territory for IRONMAN participants, whether they be professionals or weekend warriors. Ten-time IRONMAN New Zealand champion Cameron Brown offers his advice.
by Annette Lee

Time to focus on the bike, swimming, strength training (can always use more core work) and healing completely before lacing up the running shoes again.

One product I am trying out for the first time is KT Tape
I'm hoping this provides some relief when I have to walk around and limit any stress on my achillies. I'll let you know if it works with a future product review.

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