So there ya have it!
Here’s the deal. My Plantar Fasciitis has been flaring up really badly; I wake up in the morning and can hardly stand, let alone put weight on it and run. But the thing is, once I get moving and do run, I feel fine. But anyone who has ever suffered from any level of PF knows that it that doesn’t mean I am okay. My plantar fascia ligaments are pretty inflamed right now. And in an effort to be proactive, my doctor ordered me to wear this to hopefully stabilize my ligaments. Right now, my spirits are pretty high and I am feeling positive about this whole ordeal. The really positive part is that I am still able to run and work out. And I will be working two nights a week as long as I can handle it. But at all other times, it’s all about the boot! Given that this is all about being proactive, I know it is up to me to decide when I can and cannot workout. I actually feel really lucky that I have a doctor that is also a good friend. A doctor who is a marathon runner and a mulitple Ironman finisher. A doctor who gets it, knows what it right for as an athlete and cares about me as a patient and a friend. I feel lucky that I have a doctor who believes in being proactive so that long term goal focus isn’t lost. That is probably why I am smiling in the photo- yeah, the boot sucks. It is heavy, uncomfortable and not exactly a fashion statement. But in the end, this is going to help me. And I didn’t have to face a season-ending injury before getting relief.
For right now, I am taking it one day at a time. You know…whatever gets me to that finish line in Novemeber!