It’s been a not-so-great week. I’m skipping out on crossfit this morning because it was all arm work and I did a lot of pull ups yesterday. I actually liked the workout for this morning, but my arms are having some delayed soreness from yesterday.
On the calf issue, both calves/shins seem to be better. I haven’t tried to run since Sunday. I now have a knot of pain in my arch each morning that goes away with a few steps. I’m going to start treating this for plantar fasciitis or PF. I think I’ve been able to avoid this up until now because I got barefoot anytime I am not required to wear shoes. I take them off as soon as I get home and do not put them on until I’m walking out the door. I often slip off my shoes at work since I have carpet in my room. I know doctors tell you to never go barefoot with PF, but I feel that keeps my feet strong and flexible. This new pain is a direct result from the shin splints and super tight calves pulling on the fascia.
We have a 15 mile hike this Saturday to prep for Pike’s Peak. I have a half marathon at the beach next Sunday. I hope I’m not hobbling in pain from either one. And sadly, this is affecting me mentally. I hate limbo. I hate not feeling confident in my running. I can’t go back to the 10 months of agony and physical therapy like 2007-2008.
Maybe mary sunshine will show up later. This post is a real downer.