Soo, 2 weeks ago, during T2B, I jumped off the bar (pull up rig) weird and landed wrong on my heel, which jarred my achilles tendon on my right side. I’m only putting it in here to document my experience, and maybe get some feedback, but also so I can keep track of the pain, etc. Yoga and stretching both to help make it feel amazing again, but it’s like, as soon as my calves tighten up, I experience those stupid sharp pains again. What do I do? I’m an all or nothing kind of person. Either I’m working out all the way, or I’m not doing anything at all. Terrible, I know, but that’s me. When I don’t do anything, I’m mopey and miserable, and even right now I feel like I haven’t been giving it 100% for one reason or another or another, and.. well, I feel like crap as a result. It just seems like there’s always something hindering me from being in optimal shape to perform, and it’s a downward/endless spiral. It SUCKS.
I’ve been trying to keep a positive attitude, but man, I can easily see myself falling back into old habits, and losing control of everything I’ve worked so hard for. I’ve been fighting to fend that off and stay/get back on track. Nobody can do it except for me, and my feelings of motivation come and go, and at night I’m like YEAH I’m gonna do this!! And then at 6a when my alarm goes off (speaking of, I should be making my way to bed soon..) when the alarm goes off, I’m like ehhhhh…… I’ll totally go later.
But.. I got up and went this morning, which means I need to do it again tomorrow! I CAN, I just have to force myself to. FUN. When I make the effort to go in, and get shit done, it’s awesome. I feel amazing, I just need to look past the soreness and acknowledge that the only way I’ll see progress is if I continue to push myself.
Now, if I’m in pain, that’s a different story. That’s where I’ve been resting a lot more lately. I’ll just be hurting, and no amounts of BCAAs will help. Back to my old, lingering shoulder problems, and now my achilles crap. It’s like a searing pain when it hurts, and it goes right down the back of my right ankle, a touch to the outside, right to where it attaches to the heel. It’s like, you know where you go to put your shoes on sometimes, and the back of your shoe gets bunched up a little and pushes in on the back of your heel/ankle, that’s where the pain is. It’s like I have a blister forming from my shoe, but it’s not a blister, it’s my achilles that’s just sore and hurting.
There’s also my miracle Voodoo bands that I’ve been using, and shockingly, surprisingly, the shit works. I don’t know why, but almost 2 years ago when I hurt my knee trying pistols at Inertia, it took two weeks for me to finally try a voodoo band and then boom, pain was gone. So yes, I’ve been wrapping my calf and ankle on my right leg, and it really does feel better after it’s done, I just need to keep that looseness going in my calves.
The above video just demonstrates basic voodoo banding, or tacking and flossing, or use of compression bands for therapy and pain relief.
I need to pick up on this tomorrow. It’s TIME for bed!