Friday, August 2, 2013

First three winners, and a running update

Yay!  In the first week of my big Fundraising Giveaway for Girls Gotta Run Foundation we raised $500. :) Thank you to everyone who donated!

The first three winners are........

Laura Y.
Suzanne W.
Jen Binns!

Yay!!!! Congrats!!!! Contact me at fullhouse mom at g mail dot com and let me know your choice of prize/prize packs!

Everyone who has already donated will remain in the giveaway for the continuation, and anyone new who donates will be added. So good luck to everyone for next week and thank you for helping me and Girls Gotta Run Foundation support young female runners in Ethiopia!

Now a running update.

I seem to have developed a bit of Plantar Fasciitis in one foot. REALLY strange because I haven't changed my shoes or done anything new and my feet have NEVER bothered me before.It just sort of came out of nowhere. I felt it a little bit on and off for a week or two (but really minor - I wasn't worried about it at all) and then it got extra sore after a 14 miler on Tuesday so coach and my PT both ordered two days off. I almost never take days completely off from running and my whole body feels "off" when I do, but I want to be smart and get this resolved so I did as I was told. I am also being proactive with lots of rolling, stretching, icing, etc.

This morning I ran six miles slow and easy and it felt ok. Not perfect, but better than two days ago and it doesn't feel any worse after running. I am trying not to over stress it or be too grouchy!

I have a 5k planned for the morning. I have only done three 5k's ever (this will be number four) and I hate to miss it. Coach thinks it will take a bit for the PF to completely resolve and left it up to me if I want to race this or not. Obviously Chicago is the priority, but I get to do so few races that as of right now I am leaning towards going for it.

Anyone else deal with PF? Any advice for me?

Anyone else racing this weekend?

More soon!


Carrie said...

From my unprofessional experience, it just takes time off and rest for PF to get better. It was always worst when I woke up and fine after running since it was all stretched back out then. Even though it is summer, I try not to wear flip-flops or go around barefoot too much when I feel a flare-up coming on. That and icing and rolling a frozen golf ball on my foot helped out. Good luck, and if it was me, I would probably run the race.

Annie Crow said...

My experience is that if I'm a little injured when I go into a race I'm likely to aggravate it during the race. So in this case, since you have such goals for Chicago, I'd sit this one out.

I'm curious, have you been doing any training in humidity? I worry about what weather surprises Chicago may bring.

Amy @ Run Mom Run said...

I say remember your long term goals and decide if the race will hurt or help you reach those goals.

Now how is that for the most obvious advice ever? I'm 100% sure you're already doing that.

Basically, I'm useless, but wish you well in whatever you choose!

Jessie said...

PF sucks--you have my full sympathy. I'd probably do the race, though, because I'm funny that way.

HalfCrazed Runner said...

I tried freezing the golf ball thing, but the Foot Rubz ball really helped me last summer when my PF flared up. The TPTherapy massage ball is really good, too.

Suz and Allan said...

Sorry to hear about PF. Hope your 5K went well this morning!

Beth @ Miles and Trials said...

I'm so sorry. I had PF for over a year, but fortunately have been pain free for 2 years now. What helped me the most was rolling on a lacrosse ball and really getting in and pressing hard in the trigger points in my heel and arches. I also use these half ball looking things from a company called Yamuna that have helped whenever my feet or heels start hurting. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Mommy Run Fast said...

Ugh- sorry to hear about the pf! I've never dealt with it, but heard it can come on quickly like that. Hope it's better asap!

greengirlrunning said...

Yikes! PF is awful :( I have two runner friends that had it BAD for months and ended up finding relief with a combo of Graston, ART & cold laser therapy. Positive, healing wishes for you!

R Dunker said...

I had it last year. Golf ball to break up tissue, rolling with frozen bottle of water, and my chiro used ultrasound therapy on it. Helped a lot. It took a while but have been fine since.

Becky said...

I had a really bad case of PF a few years ago. Walking in the morning was excruciating. I tried physical therapy but it wasn't very effective. I eventually went to a rolfer (such a weird word) and it got fixed in ONE session. Seriously. It was like magic. Go to to see if there is a local one for you. It really helped me!