I am so mad. frustrated. annoyed. disappointed. discouraged. mad.
I can’t run right now. Dave got home from work and I was all set to go and made it to the front of the neighborhood and had to stop. I can’t run right now. My one foot and even my other is sending major pain every time it strikes the ground. I can tolerate a lot of things and I’m not a wimp but I seriously can’t run on my feet right now.
I just started running 6 weeks ago. I finally got to a place of enjoyment. Last week I did 4/2/4 and then a 6 mile long run on Saturday and woke up Sunday and could bareley walk. It’s not Thursday and it’s still killing me. Is it my shoes? Did I run too long on a slanted road? Do I keep running through it? How long do I sit out? Will I loose all the ground I’ve made? Half is coming up April 18th and I don’t need this right now.
I love my husband. He asked if I would feel better if he would skip his run tonight. I said, “oh would you?” I hate being behind! Now I feel bad… Not really.. 🙂 I’ve had some advice but feel free to leave me some.
– I have good shoes, was fitted for them.
– I’m having pain in the side of my foot and heal area when it strikes the pavement.
– been icing it and taking advil.
Jenny Heyman said:
I don’t have any advice but I can atleast commiserate with you. I had a similar situation several months ago. I had just started running, it felt good, like I was making progress and then both my knees started hurting so much I couldn’t run at all (or even walk).
I felt like I would never get back on track. I know how discoraged you must feel…especially with the deadline of your 1/2 coming up. For me it was that I was wearing old, non-supportive shoes. I wish it could’ve been such an easy solution for you too:(
Hope you get some answers!
Plantar Fascitis? I tore my achilles my first eight weeks of running … you gotta ice it – take Ibuporfen and rest — running with bad pain is never a good idea. I am sorry!!!! Hoping it is not an injury but just overstressing from training too much too fast — and that it will repair quickly. All the books suggest not bumping up miles too fast in the beginning … and even for me after five years I cannot add more than 10% increase in miles in a month … I still struggle with injury. Hang in there Kim!