Yesterday I tell you I’m running a half marathon in one week and then today I’m telling you I don’t know if I’ll be able to. My run on Friday night was great but then as the evening wore one I started to experience pain in my left arch. I tried to roll it out and thought it would go away. Saturday I got up and it was still hurting and it continued to hurt all day long, with the pain getting progressively a little bit worse.
People, I think I have plantar fasciitis. I have all the signs, my shoes are crap (ordering new ones stat!!) and my friend in PA school (she’s basically almost like a doctor you guys) said so. So I went to a running store and bought this lovely plantar fasciitis sleeve.
I didn’t even know these existed but I’m PRAYING it will help me to feel better and let me make it through this week. I really don’t want to have to drop out of the race. I’m torn between just finding someone to take my place or sucking it up and running anyway. I don’t want to miss this race but I also don’t want to make it worse. I don’t know where to draw the line. What do I do, fellow runners??
Yesterday I got up bright and early to go with a group from my church to the Utah Food Bank. We got to pack up boxes of food for families to pick up. It was a good time and it’s nice to do a little service!
I think an elementary class was asked to decorate the boxes (I vaguely remember doing the same thing) and some of the drawings were pretty good! Also there seemed to be a Sponge Bob theme for a while, so it must be what all the cool kids are into these days. I was never much into Sponge Bob, but to each his own!
I also had lunch with a couple of friends, went shopping (I know…ME! It was crazy) and bought some cute wedges and also some running gear. Speaking of, I need your opinions please. I am buying the Asics Cumulus 15 VERY soon and I need your votes on which color I should get. I feel like the purple ones I would be more likely to get normally, so that draws me to the blue ones…but then the second ones are pretty too. I need your help!
Today is the day of rest and I intend for it to be just that! Maybe I’ll spend some time on the hammock in the backyard since the weather has been beautiful and it won’t stay this nice for long.
Everyone have a wonderful Sunday!
Anyone had plantar fasciitis before?? Any advice? Other than R.I.C.E. I’ve got that down.
Seriously, which shoes should I get?
What shoes are you currently running on?