I know I haven’t written in a while. With this annoying bout of plantar fasciitis, I haven’t been able to do much running in the mornings. It is very common for the heel pain to be the worst in the morning and that is definitely the case for me. SO I’ve been running in the evenings. You all are probably thinking, ‘didn’t she say she had heel pain like a month ago? shouldn’t that be better by now?’ … I asked myself all the same questions when this first started. Unfortunately, the tendons in the feet don’t get as much blood flow as a quad, for example. Therefore, it takes a loooooong time to fully heal. I’ve been icing and stretching like a crazy person and, not to jinx anything, I’ve seen improvements.
As far as running goes, I’m still doing it. I’m still running about 3 or 4 days a week but I’m not upping my milage at all. I can’t afford to worsen this injury anymore with a half marathon down the road.
I’ve always liked this quote from legendary runner, Steve Prefontaine. Many people have no idea who he is but he is partially responsible for the revolutionizing racing in the 70s. I remember as a little freshman in high school going to a team dinner with the track team the night before a meet and watching ‘Without Limits’ which was his biopic starring Billy Crudup and Donald Sutherland was his coach. Check it out sometime!
I really think this applies to alot of things, not just running. Can’t be afraid to take a risk or a chance at something that might make you a greater person.
Today’s advice: It’s all about perspective.