Injury 😦 However, I am not giving up.
I am pretty sure it happened at work. At least, it didn’t hurt until the morning after my last shift and has hurt since. I slipped that night at the dishwashing station in some standing water, but I won’t get into that as I will get grumpy. Regardless, I am at a bit of a standstill trying to decide what to do with the whole Couch to 5K. I am pretty sure it is plantar fasciitis and I am trying to treat it at home with stretches.
I did start C25K week four a few weeks back and it was harder than I thought it would be. I did two runs. The first one I couldn’t complete one of the 5 minute intervals. The second one I completed the entire thing and was quite proud. Then this foot thing started happening. Since then I have taken a couple easy runs. Two week one runs with my older two girls, they are so funny to run with. A couple week two on my own purely to work on form and keep in the habit, then another run with my sister (can’t remember which week it was.) That one was my favorite though. I forgot my music, but she had hers. During the run we would concentrate, then during the walk we could talk. She is out in Vegas now on an internship with Cirque du Soleil so it was really nice to have a bit of one on one time before she went. Plus, it was in my parent’s neighborhood. No traffic, quiet, nobody staring at you like your crazy, and part of it was even a bit like being in the country with fields on both sides. I might run there more often, suppose the parents would mind watching the kids for 30 or 40 minutes.
Meanwhile, I read up on what to do about my foot. We have a health savings plan (which I love.) It really makes you think before heading out to the doctor because even though it is all paid for (100% of what the insurance bargains for you) it does come out of your account. We are a bit more frugal about when we go to the doctor and what for because when that account is empty (which we have never ran it down to worry) there is a bridge that we pay 100% before going to a stardard 80-20 plan. All that to say, if I can treat this at home I am going to.
AND, I am going to be much more careful around the dishwasher area at work as I am pretty sure that slip is when this happened. I didn’t fall, just skidded a bit and every since the inside of my lower heel hurts first thing in the morning if I have been on my feet a lot. With all the canning and preserving I have been working on I have been on my feet quite a bit.
So if anyone out there has tips for plantar fasciitis I would love to know what worked for you!