I am doing NaBloPoMo this month. 30 blog posts in 30 days. Come join me. #nablopomo2022

Hello November!  It is one of my favorite months because of my birthday and Thanksgiving.  Plus, that means December is around the corner along with the end and start of a new year. 

As I write this post I am massaging my left foot with a foot roller.  Plantar fasciitis is the worst!  It is clearly the worst running injury I’ve ever experienced.  I’ve also had a mild calf strain but this is just worse.  I sent a message to a sports medicine doctor asking about a cortisone shot. 

Yesterday I ran for 15 minutes in a pair of new shoes I got from Brooks.  Last month I participated in a fun run and the rep told me she would send me a free pair of either the Ghost or the Hyperion Tempo.  I chose the latter.  I love the teal color!  I didn’t find them to be as comfortable as the Ghost but maybe it is because of the injury.

Here are a few goals for this month:

➡️ Feel better.  My right hip also hurts.  I’ve been meaning to try yoga but haven’t gotten around to doing it.

➡️ More consistent in running.  I still have a few more states to run in for my 50+1 Goal so I need to sign up for one or a couple more races soon.

➡️ Read one or two books.  I have 2 books from the library and am excited to read them.

➡️ Not work so much.  I say this all of the time but many times it isn’t possible.

➡️ Take better care of myself.  How is it that I can spend hours at work but not do the same taking care of myself?  See point #1 regarding yoga.

Here is a photo of Mateo.  No reason but just because.  This was after I came home yesterday after my run.

8 Comments on 2. New month and new goals

    • Stretching my calves has helped. The doctor I contained doesn’t do cortisone shots but referred me to a podiatrist. If it isn’t better by the end of the month then I will contact him.

  1. I am so sorry to hear that you’re dealing with plantar fasciitis, it truly sounds like a nuisance. I hope you feel better soon (or get some advice from the sports medicine doctor!).

    What are you reading right now?

  2. Oof. I know I’ve commented on this before, but for my own PF I tried shockwave therapy. Apparently it works for a lot of people but it didn’t work for me. I finally got custom made orthotics- I don’t think that’s the solution for everyone, but my doctor made a convincing case because of my “difficult foot” which oversupinates. I still have PF, but it doesn’t hurt when I run and I credit the orthos. So… I don’t know. I’ll be interested to hear what your doctor says.
    Yes, my husband is a teacher and he’s tearing his hair out. Hang in there… Thanksgiving break is coming up!

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