Saturday, August 24, 2013

Training Week 1

This week was the start of my training for the half marathon I'm doing on Thanksgiving weekend. Unfortunately I didn't start that training. Last week I ran on Monday and on Tuesday I was almost unable to walk. I had (and still do) a bad case of plantar fasciitis in my left foot. I could not walk at all on Tuesday. When I woke up, I really wanted a set of crutches to get me through the day. Even putting the slightest bit of weight on that foot made me want to scream.

I sent out a message to all my running buddies and got advice from many of them--one that I didn't want to hear--take time off. I've been rolling it on a frozen water bottle, taking ibuprofen (although not as much as I probably should), and wearing a brace at night. It's certainly much better than it was that first day but it's been two weeks and I can still feel it. I have not run yet, but I'm dying to get out again. My training started and I don't want to get too far behind.

Both my feet and ankles tend to feel tight, achy and a little rusty when I'm not running. I'm constantly stretching them and rolling them because they feel tight. I need to get out running again... how long should I wait???