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my foot is hurting

Thursday, May 07, 2009

So things are going to get worse before they get better. I can accept that. I have to.
I went for my foot consultation yesterday and indeed I have acute plantar fasciitis in my left foot. I have known this all spring, but I have not been as kind to myself as I could have been in my quest to get fit.
So I have hit a detour and I need to make a plan. I can do it. So here is my plan:
PT two times a week. She is planning on ultrasounds, deep muscle massages and exercises to help stretch muscles in my feet to increase my range of motion.
Foot orthodics, I will get them next week.
Tweak my exercise program. The high angles on the cross ramp and elliptical are out.
Higher intensity, lower resistance. I can do that. I know that tuesday night i tried the higher intensity with resistance and that in combonation with my foot consultation, my foot is aching today.
Weight training. I am not going to let myself sit on the couch because i do not feel good. I have done that in the past and it does not work.
I will work with my trainer to come up with a plan.
I can do this.
Ok Amy and Kate, start running, I will catch up when i get the doctors ok.
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    You can so do this!!! Just stay strong and take one day at a time! It will always get better!!!
    4385 days ago
    Well, I for one am glad that you are going to be able to run. I am so sorry that you will have to endure some pain to get there, but as usual, I admire your fighting spirit! I love your "sitting on the couch will get me nowhere" attitude. And isn't it great that your therapist is a runner, so she knows and understands what you want to do and what you will be doing to and with your foot. That is a GREAT help.

    I am going to keep on running, because I know that once you get the green light, you are going to be at my heels so fast I will never see or hear you coming. Then - there she goes! - flying by me. So if I get a big enough head start......
    4385 days ago
    I have a foot injury too, but I cannot afford the MRI that my doctor said would be the next step in treatment. I feel your pain.
    4385 days ago
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