Thursday, September 5, 2013

My Foot Hurts!

It's been one week since my last run and I'm going CRAZY!!!! I've dealt with shin splints, runner's knee, even some weird pain that was in the ball of my foot just under my toes, but I've never had pain so severe that it kept me from running. Until now.

The heel of my right foot has been bothering me off and on for a couple of months but never anything more than a mild irritation. But then I started 1/2 marathon training and that mild irritation has become a full fledged pain in the foot. It's in my heel and goes through the arch. I know what kind of issue it sounds like, you probably know what it sounds like. However, no one is allowed to even breathe 'that which shall not be named'.  (coughplantarfasciitiscough)

I ran last Thursday and by that afternoon I could barely walk on it. Friday was not any better and I decided I should probably go see a doctor about it. Then, Saturday morning I woke up and it felt really good. I have been wearing my running shoes around the house and any time I leave the house. My flip-flops miss me and I miss them. Tuesday morning I walked 3 miles and it felt okay but then Tuesday afternoon is was bit tender again.

I'm trying to rest it as much as I can but let's face it, I can't just sit around eating bon-bons and watching soaps all day. I'm not that stay-at-home-mom, and frankly, I don't know anyone who is. So, staying off of my feet just is not a practical option. Last night I worked out at the new place I just started going to. I did a full body circuit workout and felt fantastic. Except, I wanted to run afterwards. I could almost taste it. Today I can taste it and it tastes bitter, like my mood.

I seriously want to claw someone's eyes out.

I'm giving the foot until Sunday and then I will bite the bullet and get an appointment with the doc. I'm scared to death that a 'no running' order will be issued. Even though I'm already preparing myself to accept not being able to run the 1/2 marathon, I am not prepared for 'no running'.

Did I mention I have the Neon Vibe 5k this weekend AND the Pumpkin Classic 10k next weekend???
I'm screaming inside my head right now.

More resting, stretching, and praying today.

I'm going to go and look at a picture or five of Joe Manganiello and ditch this bad mood!

Oh, yeah, feeling better already!  ;-)

Peace, Love, Happiness!


  1. Been there done that you MUST check out Trigger Point. Zero shin splints and the word that will not be mentioned since I've gotten my kit, do it before each run!

    1. Thanks, Anna! I did some on Saturday and it helped a lot. I was able to walk the Neon Vibe with very little issue. I'm going to keep at it.