Sunday workout: 45 minutes elliptical.
I thought my heel/arch and I had made a truce and had decided to get along: I wouldn’t complain about it or push it too much with the running as long as it promised not to get any worse.
But, it has chosen to defy our agreement
Who knew such a small piece of fascia could be so obnoxiously demanding?
My plantar fascia started bothering me back in March, and I for the most part of I’ve been conceding to it….hardly doing any running since the marathon last May, stretching and massaging it, and I even bought new shoes. I thought it was getting better and that I could start easing back into the running, but it let me know otherwise last week when it forced me to cut my run short.
How long is this going to take? Geese.
So rather than be annoying and complain about my plantar fasciitis, what am I going to do about it?
-I’m finally sucking it up and going to a doctor. Doctors (me) often make the worst patients. I just hate shelling out money to go the doctor. I was pissed last month when I got charged $300 for a doctor to tell me I had sinonasal polyps, which I had already diagnosed myself.
I’ve tried to avoid going to a doctor for my heel so far, but since it’s not getting better, I just need someone to tell me what I should and should not be doing in order to make this heal!
-I will avoid running until I am told I can. Herein lies a minor problem. I’ve been doing the elliptical a lot over the past several weeks/months, and I seriously can NOT take it any longer. I can NOT stand the idea of doing any sort of indoor cardio on a machine.
Ughhh, so I don’t know what to do, and am quite honestly feeling very disheartened and unmotivated. You know? I’m missing that excitement factor with my workouts that fills me with intensity and determination and drives me to work hard and push the limit. Instead, I’ve been reluctantly heading downstairs, hopping on the elliptical and using whatever distraction I can find to make the time go by faster.
I’ve been thinking of joining some group classes somewhere to incite a little inspiration and motivation in me while I can’t run.
I’ve heard a lot of great things about Crossfit, and started to get really excited at the idea of focusing on more cross and strength training . I‘ve been doing strength training since I was 11, and in high school I did a lot of powerlifting (snatches, clings, overhead squats, etc.) to help with my skating…..What?? Yup! and you thought all you had to do to be a figure skater was look pretty and stay thin. Ha. So wrong.
Pulling off a double axel or triple jump requires a lot of coordinated fast-twitch muscle strength! It aint easy!!
Anyway, I really enjoyed the powerlifting workouts I used to do for skating, and so I thought I might find Crossfit fun and rewarding, but then I saw the price: $945 for three months. Almost A THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THREE MONTHS??? Um, there’s no way. : (
Now, I’m by no means criticizing those who do/pay for Crossfit. If I could, I definitely would pay for it. I think it sounds awesome, and I love how it emphasizes being strong rather than so many fitness centers and fitness classes that emphasize being thin, but we all make choices on what to spend our money on based on a number of factors, including our income, and the choices I’ve made in terms of finances (travel, moving, etc.) in combination with my income (resident salary) just does not leave the kind of money to spare that I would need to pay for this. Bummer : (
*Sigh* Sorry, injured runners are probably the most annoying people in the world to be around. It’s, like, the end of the world to us if we can’t run, and everyone most know about it. haha.
I just need to find some other physical activity to challenge, inspire, and motivate me so that I’ll stop moping around feeling sorry for myself and complaining about it to everyone.
Ok, that’s it. I’m done. I PROMISE to you that this is the LAST post I’ll write complaining about my heel. Long hours and working nights turns me into cranky, whiny, impatient person.