Just completed my second visit to the massage therapist. He says my achilles and calf region looks all better. I have been stretching and getting back into my yoga and this had made the difference. I am still laying off running for another week to let it heal completely. But the wait is killing me. The elliptical trainer is fine and all, but it is no substitute for running. Doing thirty minutes on it feels like three hours: booring.
I did buy another pair of Brooks Trance, this time the on-sale Trance 6, which was 50 bucks off at http://www.runningwarehouse.com, plus FREE 2-day shipping. Can’t beat that. I’ll alternate the two pair of Brooks to extend their life, IF I can survive another boring elliptical week.
On the good news side, I found a wonderful podcast and blog this week: Running Adventure (http://marathonchris.blogspot.com). The podcast is called Running Adventure and can be found on iTunes. Check it out and tell Chris you enjoy it.