Just a quick peek at today’s eats, as I only snapped pictures of about half.
Breakfast in a mug!
Don’t let the mug fool you – that thing is huge!!
The downside of using a deep mug as a dish means it’s difficult to get down to the yogurt. But yogurt there was! And you know what kind
I snacked at work, and had a pre-run English muffin with PB & banana. Like I said – unpictured eats.
So here’s the dealio with my foot. Friday night, I wore super high wedges that did something to my left foot. The next day, my heel was aching. And the day after. And the day after that. Limp-causing, throbbing, piercing pain. It’s on the inner side of my heel, and closer to my inner ankle.
First thought? Oh – I hurt my foot, it’ll get better tomorrow.
Second thought? Crap – plantar fasciitis.
Third thought? Something wrong with my achilles tendon.
I’ve been icing it, and wearing supportive shoes – but it hurts. It has gotten better. But I’m super worried for my race this weekend for 3 reasons:
1. I don’t know how badly it will hurt to run on Sunday. Can I make it all 13 miles? Will it hurt so badly I have to stop? Can I even run on it?
2. If I do run, will I aggravate it so badly that it prolongs the injury and makes it worse in the long run?
3. If I rest this week and don’t run on it, how much will that effect my running this weekend? My last long run was on Thursday. Will it effect me greatly to take 10 days off before my half?
So I rested. And today felt much better. I attempted a short run – anywhere from 1-4 miles, depending on how I felt. The first 3 went well, so I attempted 4.
At exactly mile 3.68 I felt a slight piercing pain, and immediately stopped. Immediately. I didn’t attempt any more running. I iced, stretched, and prayed for the best.
Seriously, a sign of someone who just won’t give up:
I’m so sick of injuries, I really am.
I can’t even imagine if I can’t run this weekend. If you’re a long time reader, you know my struggles with my knee injury. The race this weekend means so much to me.
But honestly, I really think I’m okay to run. It’s definitely improved. And if I feel any awful pain during the race, I know I can stop. I’m just in disbelief that this seriously has to happen…now.
Anyways, moving on…post-run was a cottage cheese fruit salad flavor (2 servings of cottage cheese in that container) with cereal.
And a homemade iced coffee with almond milk and creamer.
And didn’t eat the rest of the night….
You know I’m kidding
Think rice, chicken, corn on the cob, and bites of a PB cream cheese brownie at work.
Followed by the rest of my kabocha squash with BBQ sauce and hot chocolate at night.
Has anyone ever suffered from plantar fasciitis or any type of heel pain before? Did you run a race on it?
I’ve had what I thought was plantar fasciitis once in the past. But it was more of a sharp sharp pain in my arch. Not my heel.