On Tuesday I posted on Facebook that I desperately wanted this new travel bag because it was the cutest thing ever, but I was not willing to spend the $80 for it when I have one that works just fine. However, apparently when my doctor confirmed my Plantar Fasciitis fears just two days later I had no problem instantly running out (okay online shopping) and spending $100 on every single piece of recovery gear you all suggested. Runners are a whole different bread of crazy and I am just 6 weeks out from my marathon which I believe puts me close to clinically insane.I took the whole week off from working out and then did a short run on Saturday. When I woke up on Sunday my foot didn’t feel any worse so my doctor said I could try my long run. He also said I had to be KT Taped and in compression socks for support during the run. Check out my awesome look – too hot for pants and I can’t wear shorts because my legs chub rub so much they start fires.
capris + compression socks = sexy crazy, desperate runnerI set off for my 18 mile run not sure what to expect.
Would this prove how strong I was? Or show me how bad this injury really could be?
Well sh*t. My bad PF foot started to kill around mile 6 and I couldn’t keep up the pace. I was so sad that I had to settle for 10 miles instead of 18. It stinks anytime you don’t achieve a goal, but this was only one long run and I had to keep the bigger picture, Marine Corp Marathon, in mind.
However, what I learned is that as painful as it was (boy were my ankle and foot killing by the end) if it was really MCM I could’ve pushed through to make it across that finish line, I know I could have.
So, while this run sucked – I will cross that finish line, even if I’m in a lot of pain, because I’m too stubborn not to. However, since I’m 6 weeks out my running partner convinced me to stop, be smart, not injure it more, go home, take care of it really well all week, and hopefully be feeling stronger for my 20 next weekend.I’m going to spend this week stretching, rolling, icing, and compressing in hopes that it begins to feel better. I am going to continue to see me doctor once a week, and I am going to hope for the best. Until then I will smile (or fake it) and convince myself that I have this under control.
Do you also find yourself spending money on workout, running, injury gear, etc. when you wouldn’t spend that much on other things?