Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Plantar Fasciitis - say whatttt????

Good morning and Happy Tuesday! I really like Tuesday. For one it's not Monday for two is matinee movie prices all day at the movie theatre. Holla for a dolla! I'm rearranging my work out schedule today, but I got in my morning sweaty session.

45 Minutes Elliptical Trainer
20 Minutes Forward
20 Minutes Backwards
5 Minute Blast it out Combo

Abs, butt, & leg work. Ooochie wa-waaaaa!

True Confession time- I have to take it easier this week.

I have a minor case of Plantar Fasciitis in my left foot.

Saayyyy what a whata?

In basic English, it means I ran too much too fast, and my foot said whoa biotch hold the boss up. Also, it turns out that pushing your speed up to quickly can cause injuries. AWESOME. Plantar Fasciitis is the most common of running injuries. Why me? Because I have super flat feet which effects my form, which is directly related to my knees, hips, and feet. It's nice to have some answers so that I can deal with this injury. I knew it was really bad last night when I was having trouble hopping or doing jumping jacks with that foot.

Ffff my fit life. 

You can read about it here- Planters Fasciitis. I have to take it down a notch or I won't be doing any running anytime soon and I refuse to stop running. Half Marathon training starts Saturday morning, and I'm meeting with a running specialist on Thursday. Hopefully he can give me some more answers. For now I'll be bffs with my foam roller and stretch arm strong my foot til the Saints come marching in.

I'm going to take out my work out this evening and go spend some time with my gurl friends. Hence, Tuesday excitement over matinee movie prices, but no popcorn for me. Weigh in/ measurement Friday! Plus I have a whopper of a weekend on the horizon- calorie city, what what?! I'm pretty sure it will be calorie city every weekend through the end of the year. Every last weekend in December is slammer jammed for me. I'm not complaining, I am a social butterfly, and I need to fly baybay!

Heading into work- ignore the fact that I so desperately need a spray tan- what do we think of the over sized sweater and skinny belt? Yay, nay,gurl what were you thinking?!

Sweater came from Target. I love that place!

Any tips on dealing with Plantar Fasciitis?

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  1. My mom has Plantar Fasciitis and they told her to write the alphabet (in the air) with her foot to help the muscles. She said it worked. Hope it gets better soon!

  2. I like the sweater/belt. What movie are you going to see? I'm jealous - eat some butter popcorn for me! I agree about the rest of year being jam packed. Kind of love it though!

  3. Oh my goodness! I'm going to have to read up on this! I have super flat feet too.

  4. The belt and sweater are cute! Good luck with the Plantar Fasciitis. Hopefully it will have a quick and easy fix! Enjoy you time with the gurls!

  5. For the PF (i too am suffering) ice massage with Dixie Cups, stretch your calves and hammies...my buddy the PT also recommended a heating pad on the foot/calf before exercising to warm it all up, ice after, foam roller on muscles, and maybe massage that foot with a racquetball.

    I'm so pissed off about Thanksgiving travel I could spit...I worked out, tried watching what I ate (by not indulging in desserts and ice cream) and I gained weight. I am just so mad.

    What time do you wake up for am workouts????
    What do you do for abs, butt, legs? And whats blast it out?

    Sorry for so many questions...Im annoyed with me. Okay have a good day!!!

  6. I have PF too, curse the flat feet! My podiatrist recommended freezing water bottles and rolling them under your feet before and after workout and popping some Aleve or any anti-inflamatory, and it has helped me. I was having trouble with the jumping jacks too! I like the sweater and skinny belt, Target is the best.

  7. no idea on how to deal with that, ouch!!
    love the sweater, target is the best!

  8. Dang planter stuff. Ugh... Love the sweater with belt - super cute. I can't WAIT to hear about your weekend - yay.

  9. I LOVE that sweater and belt - looks so cute! sorry about your foot, but yes take it easy and rest it up so you can get that half training underway!!

  10. So sorry to hear about your foot!!! Def take it easy, we don't want our beautiful boss lady hurting herself! Love the sweater/belt combo, you look gorg (as always!)

  11. That really sucks about the PF. I've heard that it's pretty painful. :(

    It's funny--just yesterday someone told me that you're not supposed to increase your speed or distance more than 10% each week. I had no idea! Hopefully that foam roller will do you right and you'll be back dominating the pavement in no time!

  12. Treat that PF with loving care, my husband had it so bad that he had to go to physical therapy twice a week for several months!!!

    I love the sweater and the belt, super cute!!

  13. I have PF, and for me, it's usually wort in the morning. I roll my feet around on cans when I get up :)

  14. I hope your foot heals up soon. Cute sweater! I am a neutral color kinda gal. :)

  15. Ok... Been stalking...I mean reading your blog for months and you rock!!! I had a bad case of plantar fasciitis a few years back. The ONLY thing that helped me was an inset that I put in my shoes call Walk Fit!! I saw it on an infomercial and found it in the store for $20. Best $20 I have ever spent ...all my pain was gone in a week and has never returned. I even gave them to a friend for her feet and she fell in love too!!

  16. PF is super terrible and sometimes ends up being a constant battle. RICE especially after long runs and lay out a towel on the floor and pick it up by curling your toes (which makes no sense...google it :))! That's was does/has worked for me. Good luck!

    Sweater + belt = cute! Gotta love sweaters in the fall!

  17. My mom says it is awful. I always try and be careful running since I am flat footed. Love your outfit!!

  18. I have PF and flat feet too. The pain is the worst when I get up in the morning. And I've noticed my feet get more tired during Zumba. I've been putting up with it though, not realizing that I didn't have to.