*Update - My achilles injury seems to be slowly healing but I haven't run for a week! now I have some sort of cold. I think the Yorkshire 3 Peaks fell race is looking in doubt now.
Well for the first time in almost a year I have an injury that is stopping me running, it's only been 5 days but it seems like a lifetime. I'm a typical man and I always self diagnose myself before seeing an expert. I believe (with the help of Google) that I have a minor rupture or tear in my left Achilles tendon. It happened during a hill training session last week. I believe I know the reason why, I wore old trainers because my usual ones were wet, big mistake! So I know when, I know how but when will I be able to run again?
This is not good, I'm a runner, I need to run! I've turned into a right miserable git and it made me realise how much running is part of my life now. Not only that but Just last week I decided I was going to make things official and join a club. I decided at 43, even though I enjoy running on my own that I would benefit from being in a club. After lots of research (5 minutes) I decided there was only one club for me and that is Dark Peak Fell Runners. Can you even join a running club when injured? Will they take me on? Should I wait until my injury is healed? so many questions! I will defer my decision for a few more days. Until then I need to rest and try to find a cure for my miserable gititis.
Here are my symptoms:
Lack of energy
I'm going to read Feet in the Clouds again to see if that helps.