I knew I had Planter Fasciitis, but after the marathon, the pain was unbearable and the outside of my foot also hurt.
I waited a week to run and after that 6 miles, I could not walk the rest of the day.
We were pretty close to Thanksgiving so I waited to see my doctor until after the holiday. I left the doctors office and got x-rays taken.
So here is what is going on. I have PF, which we knew and now I have a heel spur. Apparently, they go hand in hand. The pain on the outside of my foot is basically just bruising and overuse because I was compensating for the heel pain.
I have some exercises to do, foam rolling, stretching, roll with golf ball, massage and I sleep with a night splint. We are also going to tweak my inserts. No running at least through the rest of the month.
I am not going to lie, I am pissed. I know it could be worse and there are people who can't run or even walk for that matter. I am doing my best to stay positive and keeping an open mind. I will live vicariously through all of you, so please keep telling me about your races and your training.
I am also pulling strength and inspiration form my I Run 4 buddy Wyatt. In case you missed it on FB, here is his latest update.
He is a little rock star!
Ok, so not the happiest post so I will leave you with some of the fun things we did this weekend. My reasons for everything. No matter what, the only thing that really matters is that we are happy and healthy and together. This is a magical time of year for our little ones, and we are so blessed by their smiles and love.
|A conversation with Santa.|
|Me and my best girl!|
|Well, three out of four smiles isn't bad.|
|The real Santa, by the way!|
|His favorite animal, a penguin.|
|So stinking cute!|
So there you have it, the good, the bad and the super cute!
Run Strong, Think Big! ~ Nicole