Monday, June 30, 2008

C2S Number has arrived

Now I'm not sure if this is a good thing or not? Red start group number arrived today.

Training on track? Zero, zip, zilch. Perfect to run then. I better go buy some flakes!
I am now walking without a limp which is a vast improvement from Tuesday last week when I picked the orthotics up. So the only way is up.

Friday, June 27, 2008

I'm up to 5hrs

That is wearing the orthotics each day. Supposed to add an hour a day until I run out of daylight I guess and wear them all day.
Can't really tell if they are working as yet. The pain seems a bit less sometimes, but then I get a shot of pain through the heal to remind me I have PF.

It's a long road.................

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Orthotics are in

Had a phone call this morning to pickup the orthotics.
Had my 1 hr in them this morning and then have to do another hour tonight.
Apparently so your knee joints get used to the weird angle of your feet while you wear them.

I'll see what happens. Hopefully they work reasonably quickly, but I'm quite happy if they don't work fast. Anything has to be better than walking with a bad limp.

Wouldn't miss C2S again. Thanks for all the comments.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Injury update

Contrary to popular opinion. That would be Blue Dog's Mum. I am still around. Turning to fat though from too much chocolate eating and alcohol. Must be a good thing I reckon.
Except my neck gets fatter and the work shirts have trouble fitting, and now I have to loosen the belt.

Finally went to see a Podiatrist about my heal pain/plantar fasciitis. He had me run on a treadmill which I have never done before. Damn things are hard to run on without practice. Safe to say I looked like a complete git on the video.

He did workout that I pronate slightly but my neutral shoes I always use would be fine.
After that he made a mould of my foot to fit me with an orthotic to fix the pain in my foot. As I am anti-orthotics he said once the pain is gone I shouldn't ever need to use it again. Good!

He did reckon that I should give up the Asics racing flats and use the trainers instead as they had a bit more cushioning for my feet. I love the lightness of the flats but if it will help running in the trainers instead I'm all for it.

Have to go back to have them fitted in 7-10 days when they are ready. Hopefully I'll be right to run C2S. I'm entered anyway.