National Foot Health Awareness Month

I recently learned that April is National Foot Health Awareness Month, and because of that, Airplus shared this infograph about most common types of foot pain: Plantar Fasciitis. Plantar Fasciitis is pain occurring in the arch, heel or ball of the foot. There are many health issues associated with it as seen in the infograph. Advertisements

10 Miler Training: Weeks 15-17

As mentioned before, I sprained my ankle so I haven’t been running. That’s why I haven’t bothered with the recaps. There hasn’t been much to recap. I’ve been resting my ankle and avoiding running. As I entered the 18th and final week of training, I figured it was a good time to recap the past…

Everyone Knows Best

For the past three days I have heard people tell me EVERYTHING about my ankle. Everyone thinks they know best. Granted, my mother usually does know best, and if I don’t listen to her I always hear, “I told you so!” Not the point though, everyone keeps telling me what I should be doing. I’m…

Not Broken, But No Running

Today I caved and went to get x-rays done on my ankle after rolling it Friday night. I didn’t want to at all because I was terrified of finding out what I did. The last time I rolled my ankle I broke it. It didn’t feel broken. I continued to run on it, I went…

10 Miler Training: Weeks 13 & 14

Unlucky 13, right? You can say that again. Week 13 turned out to be nothing more than a big disappointment. But what’s new? No other week has been good either. Monday I arrive back from Florida. We took the first flight out and went directly to work. When I finally got home that evening, I…

Injured: No Running this Week

So much for making up for last week this week. Yesterday I got an insane blister on my foot and today I stressed a tendon. There’s not way I can run with the tendon. I want to cry when I walk on it for too long. I have no idea how I’m going to last…

Milestone: 300 Miles

After the last run I did, my knee started hurting again. Upsetting. So I took some time off, which has been killing me. It is so hard to go from running 13.1 miles to not running at all. It’s like quitting cold turkey. Not easy to do. So today I decided to try again. I’m…

…Guess Not…

So my last post I stated that I was planning on doing Pilates once a week and running three times a week. Well, that probably won’t happen. I went to the gym yesterday for a short run and now my knee hurts again. I guess I should have known better than to start running again. It…

I Wish I Ran Like This All the Time

I had a fantastic run today! It was the first run since I hurt my knee.  I was just going to do an easy two mile run.  I got on the treadmill at the gym and it felt great.  I had no problem running 1.3miles straight.  I wasn’t even going to take a break, but…

Bumps and Bruises

This as much of a running post as I normally do, but I’ll just go along with it. So as I mentioned a few posts back, I’m graduating on Sunday.  Exciting!  I came up with the brilliant idea to run a 5K the day before.  Not really a problem because I’ve done a 5K before…

It Keeps Getting Better!

So today I decided to try running without taping my ankle.  And good news, it didn’t hurt at all!  I didn’t run as hard or as far as I normally would have just to make sure, but I was happy that I made it through.  I am planning on continuing to run without taping it…

Sore Legs…Time for a Break

I ran today…like I do most Fridays.  My run started out much better today than it did on Wednesday.  I was running at 6mph and resting at 4mph, but after the first mile and a half, my legs were dying and I was having a harder time breathing and it was just no fun.  I…