Plantar Fasciitis Flareup Day 5 #Janathon – 1/5/12

Damn, Damn, Damn, triple damn. I have the beginning ugly little flare of pain in my right plantar. Been using tennis ball therapy all day and think I have caught it before it became a major flare-up.

Not feeling too bad right now! I will see how it is in the morning.

Fortunately I haven’t had any abnormal aches or pains until this little beastie started to raise it ugly head and have a pretty good idea of what is causing it. The Earth Shoe Rockets.

I have been walking around in them quite a bit the last few days as an experiment to teach myself more of a forefoot landing with these shoes. They are a very, very stiff shoe and it is the only change that I have made in the last few days to anything with my footwear. I have been wearing very flexible shoes and with how stiff the Rockets are, I am pretty sure that was the cause of the beginning of this flare-up.

That experiment failed miserably – that is why they are called experiments and we usually learn more from our failures than we think. Those shoes are now in the give away pile in the back of the garage. Nice idea, just not for me.

What did I learn this time: Listen to your body and when it is talking back to you, try to figure out why it is talking to you.

I can honestly say I am glad that this was a scheduled day off. Otherwise I would have run in the Rockets and may have really gotten a case of Plantar Faciitis going. I know that I am going to have to really be careful for the next few days to ensure it doesn’t happen. Cross my fingers. Otherwise, I needed the day off, the rest is good for me. There I finally admitted it.

So what did I do to keep my #Janathon workout streak going I walked 0.8 miles and then another 3.5 miles with the dog (and TheWife) this morning, then tonight did another 0.5 miler and did a bunch of stretching during the day.

Then we went to Barnes & Noble and bought a new book on running “Brain Training for Runners” by Matt Fizgerald.

Quality of Run: DNR
Time of Run: DNR
Temp: 21F
Weather: Felt a lot colder than the temps, sunshine with a slight breeze
Cothes: DNR