It looks like I will be taking this week off from running. Over the last week I’ve developed a nagging pain in my right foot that I’m 99.9% certain is the early stages of plantar fasciitis. I also have tight calves and a tight achilles in my right leg – which is often a cause of plantar fasciitis. That, on top of running a lot and working on hills, can end up irritating the plantar fascia and causing this pain that I’ve been feeling lately.
So what’s a girl to do? This week, my focus is going to be:
- Stretching – both my plantar fascia, and my calves/achilles
I’ll also be picking up a new pair of my Superfeet insoles. The ones that I have at the moment have around 500 miles on them, so that should help too.
So no running for me this week. But that’s okay. I have a couple extra weeks built into my training plan for this specific purpose. And hopefully, by resting now, I’ll avoid being sidelined for a longer period of time later.