Good Day Everyone!
Wow two posts in a row, I’m really getting on a roll over here.
**Mid day update - holy crap Sage Canaday is running Boston this year!!!!**
Sage Canaday is Running Boston
I didn’t get any running in last night so no updates on that front. I’m still recovering from the 1 mile run on Monday lol.
I wanted to cover some of the items that I’ve been doing to cure my Plantar Fasciitis, not only for my own tracking but hopefully somebody out there will find them useful.
1) Rest – I think it was hugely important to stop running and let things heal. With the nature of PF, my foot was throbbing each morning and once I got moving and stretched out the muscles, my foot felt fine. I’m sure I could of kept running through the pain but I would have had to deal with recovery eventually.
2) Rolling – I’ve been rolling the bottom of my foot like crazy. I brought a rolling pin to work so while I’m sitting at my desk, I can roll my foot at various points during the day. At times when my foot is really tight, I can actually feel the muscles loosen up after I roll my foot.
3) Footwear – I am one of those runners that puts my trail and road shoes away after a run and only wants to use them when I’m actually running. Well since my foot issues, I’ve been wearing my running shoes as much as possible. Obviously they provide the most comfort and support for my feet. At times I can actually feel the pain subside when I put my running shoes on, it’s crazy.
4) Night Time Treatment – I’m sure many of you have seen or used the PF treatment socks that are below. The idea is to pull up on the toes so the PF and calves are stretched throughout the night while you sleep. I am too cheap to actually but the socks themselves so I had to come up with my own home remedy. I take some athletic take and wrap it around my toes, then wrap it around my ankle to pull up on the toes. I can’t tell you how much this has worked. To the point that I’m considering actually buying the socks lol.
It is really frustrating to battle an injury that just lingers for extended periods of time. BUT the tradeoff is that I get extremely excited and confident when I see little signs of recovery and positive progress.
I want to start looking at upcoming races to give myself a goal to shoot for, hopefully get myself back on track to tackle the full marathon. We shall see.
Anybody else battling some injuries right now?