I am beginning to think that I'll have to be 100% sedentary for my peroneal tendon to feel better. It seems that it hurts if I do anything at all. Squatting down is a killer. It hurts after going to the personal trainer, riding the bicycle, breathing, you name it. Not horribly so, but pain none the less.
On the other hand, while "running through it" a few months ago, I believe I was conditioned to just "live with it." Now I am so inactive that any little thing comes to my attention. Alas, I will try to be as "still" as possible without going insane. Seems fair.
I had a pretty busy week, so the bike trainer never got used. This morning, however, I was determined to put in some mileage. So I set it up in the living room. I only made it about 40 minutes, and that was begrudgingly. I hated every second of it, I hate to say. Everything from upper thighs to lower back hurt, to put it politely. After a consultation with my amazing friend, I realized some errors on my part.
Moving forward! This afternoon was day one of the new Run Club that I was asked to help coach. Chasen went with me. Counting him, there were 8 runners there! That's a good size. They're all beginners (well, maybe not Chasen, as he flew past them -- Mr. Showoff). Tonya the Trainer and a fellow "lifter" ran the bleachers as I manned the track. I must say I enjoyed it! I liked rooting them on and blowing the whistle. Fun stuff! They did 4 minutes of walking, 1 minute of running -- 30 minutes worth. Then Tonya stretched them out. A perfect afternoon!
Clipboard, stopwatch, whistle -- move over, Alberto Salazar.
Once that was all said and done, I came home to show that bicycle who is boss. I removed Daisy from the trainer and we took it to the streets. Gosh - it is sooooo much easier to ride the roads. We did 5 miles (uphill both ways). I even pedaled down the service road for a bit! I am moving up in the world, you know. Ha!
So now I am contemplating swimming -- just as a means of exercise that hopefully won't hurt my peroneal tendon. What do you think? I am not abandoning Daisy, mind you... just managing my injured expectations.