Hi. I'm not sure if this is the right board for this, but it was an exercise related injury so I'll ask about it here.
I am a 23 year old female and my main focus is weight training but I also do about 45 minutes of running/jogging six days a week and lifting 3 to 4 days. This weekend I developed Achilles Tendonitis and was wondering if anyone here had had experience with this sort of injury.
I am going to be taking time off from cardio until it heals but I would like to keep on some sort of lifting schedule. Would it be safe for me to continue doing any leg work or should I take off entirely from that as well? I guess I could spend my recovery time just focusing on arms and abs but I would really like to stay on track for the most part.
Also would wrapping that particular ankle before running possibly help prevent re-injury? Since I am not training to be a runner or a cyclist I am pretty much open to doing either as a way of getting my cardio time in. Is one a better choice than the other as far as stress on this tendon?
I apologize for the length of this but the injury occured just one day after my personal trainer left on a two-week vacation and I'm kind of at a loss at what to do next. Thanks in advance to anyone who has any insights/suggestions.