Monday, November 12, 2007

Plantar what?

For the past few weeks when I've gotten out of bed in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and when I first wake up in the morning, it's been difficult to walk. The first few steps are especially painful. It almost feels like my feet are bruised. Only they're not.

So of course I googled my symptoms and found out that it's likely I have plantar fasciitis. I panicked when I first read about plantar fasciitis because it said that it can take six to 18 months for it to fully heal. And we all know that my marathon is less than 18 months away.

I called Hal right away and told him what I thought and read about on the internet. He recommended icing my feet, taking Advil, stretching and going to see a podiatrist. So I'm on track with all of that and most importantly, have an appointment to see a podiatrist that my friend Nikee recommended (through people she knows in the ironwoman world). That's set for November 26th. I'm looking forward to getting some professional advice and possible some orthotics as well- whatever it takes to properly and safely train for the marathon.

In good news, I've been sticking to my running program and have so far logged six miles in five runs.


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