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10/8/12 2:25 P

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I deal with PF from time to time. I've found that working the trigger points in my calves makes all the difference. Check out this video:

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10/7/12 2:31 P

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Thanks Birgit!
I can't wait for my foot to get better. Thank goodness I have a free membership to the YMCA this month so I'm going to take advantage of the pool and the bikes to give my foot a rest. Hopefully that helps!

Katie
“Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right.” ~Henry Ford

"Happiness is like peeing your pants. Everyone can see it but only you can feel its warmth."

2014 Races:
Long Haul 100(100Furlong)-1/18/14
Spartan Race-2/15/14
Best Damn Race-3/1/14
MudSlayers-3/22/14
Miles For Moffitt 5k-5/10/14
Color Me Rad-5/24/14





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10/5/12 2:53 P

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Katie,
I hope you also get feedback from someone who had plantar fasciitis, because it sure sounds like you may be dealing with that. Either way, you need to take time off from running and keep resting and icing when it hurts. Maybe walking would be ok. I believe that barefoot running will prevent plantar fasciitis in most cases but once it's there could make it worse temporarily. Your body will heal if given time. For an expert opinion you may want to ask the same question on the barefoot runner's forum as I know it has come up there many times.
Cheers,
and have fun with barefoot (which is even better than minimalist).
Birgit

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10/5/12 2:27 P

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Hi! I'm Katie. I have only recently discovered barefoot(or close to it) running and I am in love. I bought a pair of Invisible Shoes and I've tried a pair of VFFs(which I will be getting soon) and I feel like a gazelle prancing through the plains when I run now. I used to feel more like an elephant stomping down the trail before I tried barefoot running. I've always had a problem with regular sneakers. My feet always cramped and usually I would kick off my shoes during a workout for relief. I think I'm just meant to be barefoot.

My only problem is that right before I got my Invisible shoes, I noticed that I had some heel pain. It wasn't all the time-just more annoying than anything. It's gotten increasingly worse and I'm pretty sure it's plantar fasciitis. I ice my foot, I take ibuprofen, and I've been stretching my foot, in addition to resting from any high impact cardio, and it has helped, but I'm dying to get back to running. Has anyone had plantar fasciitis and still be successful as a barefoot runner? And if you did, how long did it take to recover? I've read that it's taken months for some and I'm itching to get in some running, zumba, or turbo jam.

Thanks for reading! I am so happy to have found this team!

Katie
“Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right.” ~Henry Ford

"Happiness is like peeing your pants. Everyone can see it but only you can feel its warmth."

2014 Races:
Long Haul 100(100Furlong)-1/18/14
Spartan Race-2/15/14
Best Damn Race-3/1/14
MudSlayers-3/22/14
Miles For Moffitt 5k-5/10/14
Color Me Rad-5/24/14





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