Friday, June 08, 2012

TMI warning: the epic battle between plantar fasciitis and running

Okay, so the great war for control of Middle Earth, it ain’t. :) I blogged earlier about battling plantar fasciitis in my feet, and it’s still something I’m working to heal.

I’ve been stretching, using a golf ball, and I also tried a Strassburg sock to use while I sleep, but it ended up being uncomfortably tight just under my kneecap and made me wake up in pain. I got a new sock, Thermoskin Plantar FXT Ultra, which feels much more comfortable and might do the trick.

Anyway, I laid off my running for almost two weeks before I couldn’t stand it anymore, and I went running again yesterday. It felt GREAT. I’m a little sore today, but it’s that good sore that makes you feel super healthy and skinny enough to fit into a size 2.

I’m still a bit dismayed at the extra weight I’ve put on, especially because it jiggles a bit in all the wrong places, but I’m hoping that if I can get back into my running and keep up with the decent eating habits I’m learning (let’s conveniently forget the week of carb binging, shall we?), I’ll eventually get down to a healthy BMI.

The big hurdle to overcome is the plantar fasciitis, to keep it from flaring back up as I start running again. I suppose if I start hobbling in a few days, I’ll have to surrender and give up the running for a month or two. :(

How many of you who had plantar fasciitis had to give up exercise? And for how long? How long did it take for you to heal and be able to get back to your normal routine?

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