Archive for August, 2012

Loire Valley cycling trip: Day 3, Chinon to La Daguenière 86 km

We both loved our two-night stay in Chinon but it was time to move along and we had an 86 km day ahead.

Leaving Chinon

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Running again: Coming back from Achilles tendinitis

I first noticed it nearing the end of a 30 km run back in March: my stride had become asymetrical. I didn’t like pushing off with my right foot, or landing on my right forefoot (as I deliberately been trying to do, to gradually convert to the barefoot style of running). I suddenly became aware that I had been running like this, asymetrically, for several weeks. But now, my heel hurt, and that pain brought my injury more into my consciousness.  It took a bit of googling for me to figure out it was Achilles tendinitis, and to try various treatments for it. And now, after most of four months off  running… I am back at it again!

Achilles tendinitis is an inflammation of the Achilles tendon. It seemed strange to me that I would suddenly develop it, when my heels have been fine for Read the rest of this entry »

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