OK, I think this is a stretch, but I’m willing to try it. I seem to have inflamed my Achilles tendon during one of my training runs last week. I rested it and iced it most of the week, but I probably shouldn’t have run 9 miles today. But I did.
I found several sources of information, mostly saying that this is a common condition of “middle-aged recreational runners.” Great. Now I’m a middle-aged recreational runner??
Everyone suggests ice and rest. But here’s something extra useful I found on About.com:
“A heel wedge can be inserted into the shoe to minimize the stress on the Achilles tendon. By lifting up the heel of the foot, even by a small amount, a significant amount of force is decreased on the Achilles tendon.”
A wedge heel, you say? I can totally get down with that!
I’m all over this… DSW is sending me a gift card to replace the shoes that Jack ate.
Boo, Jack! Yay, DSW!
Since I’ll be heading there anyway, and wedges are practically medically prescribed, I thought I’d search out a few more options.
I love the flirty bow on these:
Or shorts. Or anything.
These next shoes are fairly boring in comparison, but cuter than flip flops ~ and I think they would be perfect for our weekly walks to the farmer’s market:
Sensible, no? Also… who wouldn’t love a shoe with “Plush” in the name? Sounds so comfy and therapeutic!
Finally, I had to include these because they’re so very adorable, and would be perfect with the bold colors and 70s vibe going on in fashion right now:
I do feel the need to point out that I don’t think these wrappy strappy espadrilles would look good on me. I have fairly large calves— I’m not complaining, they’re fairly shapely— but I think my legs look better if you can see my ankles.
What do you think? Am I on the right track to heal my heels?