Have I mentioned that I have a magical ability to make tendonitis appear in my foot every 6 months? For the past 2 years, every February and August, I have had to miss at least a week of good running because of tendonitis.
If you don’t like feet, skip looking at the next photo.
If you don’t mind, this is my foot KT taped. Whoever invented KT tape is a genius! They should get a bonus for making videos online that show you exactly how to tape every injury you could imagine.
This is the video has over 18,000 hits and 17,000 are probably from me. In other words, I definitely recommend KT tape and these videos.
How to KT Tape Peroneal Tendonitis: You Tube Video
Thanks to a little rest, KT tape, massage, anti-inflammatory meds, and lots of yummy food in Boston, I’ve slowly been getting back into a running routine. Yesterday I able to do a nice 5 miler in the morning and a track workout at night, for a total of 10 pain free miles! WOO! I’ve also been taking my rest seriously…meaning, I really ran around noon yesterday because I slept until 10:00 🙂 Rest is key!
Here are some pics of running in Boston. This might also be a cure for tendonitis. My foot didn’t bother me while running along the Charles River.
I made Brendan run up these stairs because I thought it would look cool.
Yes, we actually did run too, not just take pictures. A little over 5 miles that day.
Although, coming back from injury is nice because it gives me a solid reason to stop (take pictures) and have excuses for why we can’t run my husband’s wicked fast pace. (They say wicked in Boston a lot, so I thought it fit in that last comment well).
A couple of times, I thought we accidently joined a 5k race because there were SO many other runners out running when we were. This is very opposite of where I live, unfortunately. Usually when I see another runner, I get excited and hope that they want to run with me. Most days, I’m lucky to get a hello.
Anyway, my foot is on the mend. I look back at each time this tendonitis appears and days one, two, and three, I’m miserable and going crazy because I can’t run.
Evidence of this is when Brendan was out of town working the year it first happened. I was so upset that I “wouldn’t be able to run for six months because I JUST knew it was a stress fracture.” This arrived in the mail a few days later….
I’ve had many x-rays and even an MRI on it…it’s not a stress fracture. But I’ve learned the hard way, I can’t run on it when I feel the pain in my foot.
After a while I accept it, but test it every day to see if it’s better yet. Usually for the first five days it feels “funny” when I try to run.
I’ve learned it’s better to let it heal, rather than do more damage by trying to run on it. It has actually cleared up much faster when I don’t run versus trying to run on it. Last August I missed 12 days of running. This August, I have only missed about 5 full days of no running and a couple of 1 mile run days.
I hate the “out of shape” feeling that I get, but 1-2 weeks off is better than 1-2 months or more of no running.
“An injury is a blessing in disguise”
Off to get ready for a run.
- Have you had to deal with an injury while training for an important race?
- Ever had peroneal tendonitis?
- Do you use KT Tape?
*Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with KT Tape or Boston – I just love them both SO much. I bought the KT tape with my own money.