Monday, May 5, 2008

Unwrinkling the Plantar Fascia

I just got back from my massage with Melissa, and am now sitting at my computer with a bag of vegetables under my right foot. She told me to ice it right when I got home and that I'm also not allowed to run tomorrow - what?! WAAAAH! Eagleman is so right around the corner and this girl has not run more than 45 minutes for many weeks now. New goal: race without feeling miserable.

The title of this post comes from Melissa who said she was really able to unwrinkle my plantar fascia (YECH!) Oh yeah, and I felt it! Melissa's husband Dave has my bike right now because it really needed a tune-up and cleaning. They are quite a good couple to know. Incidentally, my bike does not have a name - it seems that it is quite fashionable to give your bike a name, but no, my bike is just my bike. And that's what it will stay.

I swam this morning with the masters group. It is set up long course on Monday's and I am so slow at long course. Slower than what the conversion to yards is. Depressingly slow. I guess I'm better at flip turns than I realize, and that is not good for open water swimming. Really need to work on that. The lakes around here are warming up so I'm hoping to find some time to swim some open water this summer. Where I find that time is still TBD.

4 comments:

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

You can do this! Just be patient, hang in there - and know that you will be just fine for your next race. You are such a run stud, that this will be okay. Pool running? Or is that not possible because of the water pressure on the foot? Still, sending healing vibes your way...

kathy said...

Hang in there, girl! Try rolling your foot over a frozen water bottle also, worked wonders for me. Good luck!

rr said...

Bri, hang in there with the injury! I did a half and full last month on two runs (the races!) and it was fine. You have the fitness, just get that fascia unwrinkled. I am SO with you.. good luck & thanks for stopping by my blog to say hi, nice to meet you :)

Jennifer Harrison said...

Bri,
This stinker will heal!!! You DO have the fitness, so get into that water and pool run (coming from Marit too, eh?) --- here's to speedy recovery vibes...LCM!? Dreamy! :) Jen H.