I was truly inspired when I chose my blog name, if I do say so myself. Read why:
Good News!! Blisters update: Will take one month to fully heal, looking better, ran three miles last night, first time in a week, in the Nike Pegasuses with the asic tight-fitting socks, and no blister pain, so all cleared for take-off! (It seems that sentence should lend itself to a Dr. Seuss rendering, but who has the time?)
Bad news! Somehow, over past WEEK of NO RUNNING, I developed (are ya ready??): plantar fasciitis.
Doc taped my foot up and said to leave it taped for a week. He said I could resume running gradually. He actually said (and this is why I like him): "If you were not in training, I'd tell you to take a month off. Since you are in training, I'm gonna tape you up, and get you on your way." He gave me some oxaprozin, a strong version of ibuprofen (note: common side affect is GI upset, not that I ever have any problems of that sort) which should help with the inflammation. "You're keeping me in business!," he joked. Ha. Ha.
So what have I been doing this past week? Well, I couldn't sit around and do nothing, come on people! I'm in training. So, Saturday, two hours on the elliptical (fun!); Monday: one hour spinning (kinda fun! More fun than Saturday!); Tuesday: 45 minutes elliptical (hate elliptical!); Wednesday: Three miles. Running. Outside. Whoooo heeeee!
Tonight, it's back to the track; then I'm off to the beach on Saturday and Sunday, and will try for an 8-miler there.
First, though, I am going to go contemplate the many, many, many ways this could be worse. After I go throw myself a serious pity party; you're all invited!