This morning when I woke up my heel was very sore from my plantar fasciitis. I was struggling with just walking so I used the foam roller to try to loosen up my calves. I also used a tennis ball under my foot to try to loosen up the tendon like my physiotherapist has told me. Both helped a bit but it wasn’t great. I still wanted to go run but I knew I needed some help to get out.
Warren suggested a quick little jaunt around the block and I was good with that. We got dressed and as we opened the front door to go outside I felt the cold. It was above zero and it was spitting rain a bit. I pulled my arms to my chest and curled myself inwards to try to feel warmer. I said to Warren “I don’t wanna go.” He just looked at me and I knew what he was thinking. I said “Let’s go.” I knew I would be ok once I got going.
The first ten minutes of our run was hard because my foot was tight and hurt. I ran along and reminded myself that the run would only be a half hour and I would be done.
I followed wherever Warren went because to me he was the leader today. As we arrived closer to home Warren said “I’m running until we reach 6k.” I was good with that even though my foot had loosened up a bit. By the time the run was done I was feeling better than when I first started and I was glad I went. I was also very happy to be running with Warren.
I see my friend Gwen on Monday for the acupuncture treatment and I can’t wait even though I was dreading it before.I am hoping to find some relief even from the first treatment. Fingers crossed.
Have you tried using a tennis ball or golf ball for an injury before?