Saturday, December 7, 2013

Stupid Foot

As most of you know, my right foot has been hurting very much since my marathon.

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.

My boys!

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!

My babies.

Our tree.

So there you have it, the good, the bad and the super cute!

Run Strong, Think Big! ~ Nicole


  1. Oh mama. Injury is the worst. I hope you give yourself the time to heal!!!

  2. so sorry you are sidelined! Hugs to you my friend. You accomplished something totally amazing. don't let this setback take away your good feelings! Hang in there and get better soon!

  3. Feet heal, and you're spending your time off from running the right way! Keep that positive attitude. You'll be back at it sooner than you think, but for right now take it easy and make the holidays special :)

    1. Thanks Michael! Looks like we were commenting at the same time. Cool!

  4. Injuries are so awful, it is such a helpless feeling. Get better soon! It does feel better once you know what is going on and you have a plan of action doesn't it.