Friday, June 03, 2005


Looking back in my log, I see I have not taken consecutive days off, due to an injury, in over 15 months. Now I’m just over 2 weeks from my goal race and my foot flares up. What timing!?

I’m not sure what Bailey’s problem was this morning (maybe it was because Amy’s brother spent the night with us), but she was up at 4:15. Usually, I can fall back to sleep after feeding her. However, given my “situation” my mind was going a mile a minute. Finally, after an hour of worrying if this was plantar fasciitis or not, I got up and looked in Noake’s Lore of Running. I don’t think its plantar fasciitis because the pain is around the inside ankle bone and down towards my arch – not on the bottom of my foot.

The Institute for Athletic Medicine is a local clinic that offers free injury screenings. I set up an appointment for this afternoon. My guess is they’ll tell me to lay low, ice and take an anti-inflammatory – things I’m already doing. Mainly, I want to figure out what the injury is and what caused it. Of course I’m a little concerned about Grandma’s. I figure if I can nip this in the bud over the next 4-5 days, I’d still have 10 days to get back into a groove.


Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about this and so close to Grandma's.

Hope that it gets better quickly and that you'll be on the starting line in a couple of weeks.


Chad said...

Thanks Evan. I'm trying to stay positive and maintain my fitness through cross-training.