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Last week’s workouts: a week without running :/

Last week’s workouts included a couple trips to Top Tier Crossfit and a solo cycle class using the Aaptiv app. And I didn’t run at all. The last time I didn’t run even one mile in a week was in April 2016! (I just scrolled through my Strava training log and had to scroll a while!!) I can’t believe how awful this plantar fasciitis has been. Thankfully the workouts at Top Tier Crossfit were good last week and I tried their new HIIT class which I really liked too. And the Aaptiv Cycle classes help me get that heavy sweat I crave.

But, I ran 4 miles this morning and my foot felt the best it has felt since this plantar crap all started a few months ago. I still notice it walking around the house all the time though. I have needling with my physical therapist again this week, and I’m debating going to a sports doc but I think they’ll just refer me to a PT anyway. I asked one of my friends who is an orthopedic surgeon and he said that at this point, the next step with a sports doc would be an MRI to see if there is something else going on. And I figured I should try rest first so I could at least tell the doctor that I had taken time off running before I went the MRI route (since that shiz is expensive).

Anyway, it could be worse and at least I have lots of other workout options I can do! Here’s what last week’s workouts looked like.

M – Vinyasa Flow + solo Aaptiv Cycle

T – Top Tier CrossFit

W – Top Tier Crossfit

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I worked up to 85# on the strength portion and finished the metcon in 1 minute, 50 seconds using 75#; it was much shorter than I was expecting. It was fun lifting with Emily since we never get to workout together.

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Th – Top Tier Elevate HIIT

This workout was much more ? than I was expecting. It destroyed me! (Their Elevate classes are bootcamp-style classes, not CrossFit.)

F – REST (unless you count walking all over the Biltmore as a workout, which I kind of do! πŸ™‚ )

Sa- REST – two short hikes in Boone with my niece visiting from Utah

Su – REST

I’ll do a separate post about my niece’s visit since we did a LOT in NC while she was here 4 days!

Total Miles: zero πŸ™‚

How I’m Feeling: Grateful that I have other workout options! And grateful that my foot felt a little better today! πŸ™‚

Have a good week!

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  • tracy
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    When my plantar acted up 2 years ago, I actually took almost 6 weeks off running initially. Then slowly built back up in mileage. I still find it bothers me after super long runs, and I now only run about 3 times a week . It’s not what I was used to, but it is better than nothing. I now enjoy spinning once a week, and swimming a couple of times to replace it. I actually think my overall body is stronger and its fun to mix things up.

  • Christina
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    Have you adjusted the shoes you wear on a regular basis? I’ve read a lot about these specific sandals (of course the name eludes me right now …) that give your feet a LOT more support than going barefoot or wearing flat sandals. Not saying that they will heal you completely, but I know people who have plantar who have said sayonara to heals (which are SO hard on your feet, anyway) and sandals without shape/support….
    I’d say it’s something to try!

  • Kathy
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    Hi! I’ve had a terrible struggle with PF, too, and have done PT 2x a week, dry needling (OUCH), slept in a boot-thing, rolled my foot around on a ball before getting out of bed, stretched extra, and took just about all summer off from running, which was torture. By all accounts, it’s just that bad sometimes and takes as long as it takes to improve. Last week, on my doctor’s recommendation, I got a stem cell shot in my foot that my doctor said should cure it once and for all… we’ll see. I’ve had to keep weight off my foot since I got the shot five days ago, but supposedly it hurts while it works and then it gets better for good. I did have to pay out of pocket $500. If no one else has talked to you about this, I’d be glad to check back in soon and let you know how it worked for me. If it doesn’t interest you or you’ve ruled it out, no worries! All the best to you in your recovery!