Guess what I did this morning?
I went running!
And my heel didn’t hurt. Plantar fasciitis ain’t got nuffin’ on me!
Truth be told, I am beginning to think I don’t have full-blown plantar fasciitis.
Though the “running expert” at our local running store felt my foot last week and said he was pretty sure I had plantar fasciitis, I did a lot of research and talked to more people about the symptoms of the condition. I have come to the conclusion that I may have a very mild case of plantar fasciitis, but that the real pain I was experiencing in my heel last week was likely due to a bruised heel.
Ninety-five percent of the pain I was experiencing in my heel occurred on impact, when I would walk or run. It sounds like those with plantar fasciitis feel tightness and pain regardless of whether or not they’re running or walking.
After noticing pretty intense pain in my heel, I gave myself a little more than a week off from running completely.
My heel started to feel remarkably better on Wednesday of this week.Though I was tempted to run on Thursday, I told myself to take a couple more days of rest and save my first attempt at running for this morning.
At 8 a.m., I leashed up Sadie for a run around the lake near our apartment. I promised myself I would stop at the slightest sign of pain. Six miles later our run was done and I was still pain free!
I am so happy. I feel like I will be able to at least participate in the half marathon on August 1. Now I just have to build up my mileage after 2+ weeks off of running my long runs. Eek!
Breakfast this morning resembled yesterday’s lunch because I couldn’t stop thinking about how delicious my spiced up peanut butter and banana sandwich was during my run this morning. (There are some adorable odes to different foods in the comment section of that post that you should check out if you’re in the mood for a smile. )
I made myself a pb & b sandwich with Krema natural creamy peanut butter combined with one tablespoon of caramel sauce on one slice of honey wheat bread and banana slices on the other slice.
I sprinkled everything with pumpkin pie spice before slicing the sandwich and digging in.
I don’t know about you, but I find that spreading refrigerated natural peanut butter can be a huge pain. I recently started microwaving the tablespoon or two of peanut butter I remove from the jar for on my sandwich before spreading it, which makes it much easier to spread. Just a lil’ tip!
This breakfast was a slam dunk!
Today will be a busy but fun day!
Our plans include:
- Returns at the mall
- Pool time
- Select the tuxes/suits for Ryan & his groomsman for our wedding
- Register at Bed Bath & Beyond
Annnnnd I’m off!