As most of the folks who know me personally, or get information here and there from Facebook, I’ve been battling (and complaining about) plantar fasciitis for about 8 months. I think it’s finally safe to say:
I BEAT PLANTAR FASCIITIS!
It’s funny how some injuries work. After reading about the injury on the internet, I was convinced that if I continued to run, I could worsen it to the point of surgery. So, I laid off of it. After 6 months of no running, I gave it a shot and felt healthy for a month of running, just enough to get back into the swing of it. Then, the injury crept it’s way back into my right foot. I took another 2 months off. I iced. I massaged. I stretched. I wore a straussburg sock at night. It just never seemed to get better. A month ago, I decided that I’m better off running because fascia release surgery is very uncommon. And….It’s gone away! I can’t explain it, but I’m just so thankful. I feel like a runner again! I’ve only ran 3 miles at a time at my maximum, but hallu-freakin-luah! I haven’t wanted to post since I wasn’t running and I haven’t climbed outside at all. All of my posts would have been depressing and “woe-is-me” themed, and no one wants to read that.
So it begins: base mileage for the Route 66 Half Marathon in Tulsa on November 18! Okay, so that’s really far away but to safely increase my mileage to 60 miles a week, I’ve got to start thinking now.
The weather is perking, so there will definitely be climbing trips in the near future and these legs of mine are going to start slowly but surely getting in miles. So, stay tuned for more eventful posts!