Ran 50 miles in the past 8 days. I was cruising man... Felt like I was flying above the ground in my NB MR10V2. Running makes me happy see, so I was indulging, every other day out of the house after work, even though I was coming home at 9PM. I can't precisely pinpoint the point where it all went to shit, probably after about 10 miles yesterday and a half-mile downhill on hard concrete when I felt my Achilles' tendon squeaking, trying its best to grab my attention. at each foot strike. I, on the other hand, needed the miles, needed the rush, needed to ignore the signs cause it made me feel good at this precise point in time. So I piled on for another 7 miles, the tendon and the muscles still active and stretched from the effort.
Now it's T+24h and my AT is sore as f*ck, I'll have to stay sidelined for the foreseeable weeks, nurse it back to full health before I can get back to running and experiencing that unique pawing of the ground when you feel that the ground is moving below your feet and not the opposite.
This post to remind all you runners to take good care of your body at this time of year, the best months of the year are coming and you want to be fit to enjoy all the goodness it will bring.
Listen to your body, always remember that you can always run some more a few days later.
Best of regards to y'all.