If you follow my del.icio.us, you may have seen this entry:
Treating Injuries AchillesTendon.com
suck suck suck suck
Which pretty much sums it up. I yanked my Achilles pretty good taking a misstep going down the stairs. Over a few days running got progressively more painful until it was time to stop. I haven’t been to the doctor yet; my plan is to take it easy for at least ten days, then try a short, slow, flat run and see what happens. So I’m out of the shoes and in the pool for a while. Where, frankly, I needed to be anyway, at least once a week. On Wednesday it only took about five laps for me to remember how swimming taxes the body in a million ways running doesn’t.
(Edit 2011-12: put this in the Achilles category, since it’s likely the misstep I mention here is the start of it all.)