On Tuesday I had the achilles checked out by a doctor, who said it wasn't too bad and that I should give it some rest by taking a couple weeks off. She recommended applying RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) and taking anti-inflammatory pills, which I've been doing both since I encountered the injury. Is it me or do all doctors say the same thing? I really wanted to tell her that I wouldn't be here if I hadn't tried any self-treatment. Frustation was setting in.
I did take the doctors advice though and gave the legs some rest, one week that is. The achilles has been feeling a lot better. However, it was tough to tell because it was never in pain while walking. So, I decided to see how it'll feel on a short run. I ran a slow and easy 4 miles in 30 minutes. The achilles didn't hurt at all, but there was still some stiffness on it. I did some drills on the grass afterwards and the achilles felt better. I'll give it some more rest over the next couple days and hope that I'll be back to some normal running by the end of the week.