I planned to fit in a 3 mile run before heading in to work for a couple of hours before going to the airport for my return flight to Little Rock this morning.  That was the plan.

Unfortunately, last night’s brick seems to have caused a flare up in my nemesis Plantar Fasciitis.  PF is an injury that affects the heel area of the foot.  It’s usually a result of overuse or worn out shoes.  It also appears to be aggravated by shifting your foot impact from the heel to the forefoot (which is exactly the opposite of what you’d think).  I just replaced my shoes (as a result of a recent PF injury), so I assume it must be either from too much running lately, or poor foot impact.  Either way, it looks like I may not be running for a few days.

Thefoot started hurting last night after the run.  I sat down for a while to dry out and recover.  Wen I stood up and placed my weight on my right foot, I could tell right away it wasn’t going to be good.  By the time I’d finished packing my stuff for the return trip, my heel was really sore.

I did some PF specific stretches last night, hoping it might do some good. No joy.  The classic sign of PF injury is severe pain when you first get out of bed in the morning.  When I stepped out of bed this morning, the damage was pretty obvious.  I couldn’t put any weight on my foot at all.  It did loosen up slightly as I got ready for the office, but I neverachieved “pain free”.  At that stage, the only option is RICE – Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.  Darn the luck, it looks like I’ll have to spend the entire 3 day weekend kicked back with my feet up, sipping on a cold drink “I’m pretty sure that’s what they mean by Ice.

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1 Response to Oops…

  1. elisariva says:

    Sorry to hear about your foot! PF is something I have dealt with off and on for 12 years. In 2003 I had to sleep in a boot to keep my foot stretched all night. Stability shoes, the “green” insoles, and golf balls help. I use a footsie roller, but a golf ball works too. Use it to roll you foot on to loosen the muscle. Good luck with it. I feel your pain.

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