Ice, ice, baby!

So after Wednesday’s Achilles flareup, I halted strength work on the lower legs.  The intent was to give the area that flared up a few days to recuperate before making a decision on how to move forward.  I didn’t do anything on it Thursday (way too sore – limped all day), and started daily light stretches and ice baths on Friday.

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Ice, ice, baby (too cold, too cold)

After two days of that, the Achilles is feeling better, although the area still seems a bit tight.  The morning soreness is way down – almost none today.

More light stretching today, and another ice bath tonight, and I’ll get back to the gym tomorrow.  It’ll be a swim/elliptical day, and I’ll delay getting back on the treadmill until Wednesday.

With any luck, this is just a minor thing, and not a major setback.  Either way, it confirms one thing:  I have to find more ways to loosen up my calves, or this will be an ongoing issue!

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