After the long winter of 2013-2014, Chicago has returned to its usual state of confusion, is it spring or is it summer? I finished rehabbing my left peroneal tendonitis last Thanksgiving successfully and returned to running for the past 5 months, only to be derailed 3 weeks ago with right achilles tendonopathy. As I can’t observe or diagnose my own biomechanical faults and weaknesses, I visited my physical therapist for some new exercises to nip this tendonopathy quickly before I lose another summer of running. I resumed running a few days ago with an easy 3 mile run with no increase in achilles pain.
During my rehab last year I began swimming and actually learned to love swimming. Last week I just inherited my son’s Specialized road bike and went for a bike ride. As I have spun for the past few years, the transition to biking was not too bad, just had to get comfortable handling a road bike. 2 bike rides later, I am signed up for my first mini triathlon this weekend in Deerfield.
The Manual Touch 2014 events:
- Together We Tri Triathlon club: swim clinic, sponsored their indoor triathlon in Glenview, gave injury prevention talks
- Taught therapeutic taping to the therapists of Glantz Richman Rehab
- Spoke to Carl Sandburg middle school students in Rolling Meadows, IL about physical therapy
- Ran a 10k at The Equestrian Connection in Lake Forest
Remember to stay active, and enjoy the beauty of nature despite our confusing Chicago weather!