I set my alarm for 6:30 a.m. to be ready for our 8 a.m. run. When the alarm went off I stayed in bed and stretched my left foot a little. Lately, I have been bothered slightly by some pain in my left heel. I have a feeling that it is plantar fasciitis. The slight nagging little pain started just before the OBX Half Marathon. After lots of stretching, icing, and rolling the bottom of my foot, the pain was pretty much gone.
Then, of course, life got in the way... After the half, I ran Thanksgiving Day, then only ran 3 or 4 times in December with the longest run being 7 miles on December 17. I didn't run again until January 8 and started off by bangin' out a little over 8 miles. So...obviously, my left foot is a little annoyed with me because I was an idiot.
The 10-miler today wasn't terrible, but the nagging pain in my heel didn't really make it enjoyable. I wasn't in pain, but I was a little uncomfortable. After our run, I stopped at Starbucks just south of the trail. The person in line in front of me happened to be a physical therapist. I guess it was obvious that my foot was hurting a bit and she gave me some ideas for stretches, etc. I have seen all the stretches she mentioned, but I tend to be a little lax with follow-through.
|Lovely! I look like a hot mess! But, at least|
it is helping my foot.
Also, I have an appointment scheduled with Dr. Molly at Active Chiropractic on Wednesday. I am sure that she will tell me that my hips are terribly misaligned again and she will probably kill my foot with ART massage.
Oh well, I gotta get this stuff worked out. The Disney Princess Half Marathon is in 42 days and I am not gonna do anything to risk not being able to run that race!