Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Plantar Fasciitis Woes & Way to Go Wednesday Shout Outs

I wanted to thank everyone again for your many congratulations on completing and getting a PR at my recent half marathon. The support and words mean so much to me.

My legs feel absolutely fine after the race. I could have run yesterday if it weren't for my left foot. So right now I'm trying to heal my left foot. I mentioned that I've been having problems with plantar fasciitis in that foot and that it was the cause of much pain during the race. Since the race, I've been unable to walk on it very well. Lots of hobbling going on.

I've been icing it and trying to keep it elevated. But, I noticed that it's started to get some bruising, not horrible, but worrisome. Not sure if it's better or worse for it to be discolored vs red and swollen. However, this could be indicitive of a tear.
But, my bigger concern with the bruising is that indication that there's been bleeding. Being on Xarelto for the blood clot means my blood doesn't clot very well these days. Any nurses or experts out there? I'm so tired of doctors at this point that I am being stubborn and haven't made an appointment yet. I know. I know....

But rather than thinking about the foot, I want to stay positive and bask in my little victory just a bit longer. That means giving myself a pat on the back AND handing out some shout outs for Way to Go Wednesday.

Laura at Mommy Run Fast for getting another new PR at the Sugarland Half Marathon. She's one fast mama - 1:35:25 AND she took 2nd place in her age division.

Pavement Runner does it again - a PR at the Rock n Roll Pasadena Half. This guy is on fire!

Sarena at The Non-Dairy Queen for hitting a PDR of 8 miles on Sunday.

My husband for a fantastic job at the Little Rock Half. He's had his own set of injuries to contend with and still managed to pull out a great time, and would have gotten an even better one had he not stuck by me at the end.

My friend Amy for sticking with me for 11 miles while contending with a serious cold. I recall a lot of snot (inside joke, sort of teehee) and then managing to sprint out the last 2 miles for a 1:47 finish.

Your turn - let me hear your shout outs for the week!