A blog about running in the Houston area with notes about diet, cross-training and weight loss. Incidental topics include USA and African travel, vegan cooking, movies, books, and bird-watching.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
It's been all quiet on the blogging front mostly because of my plantar fasciitis. No running equals no enthusiasm to put pen to paper about much of anything. After literally months - actually more than a year - of struggling with the PF we seem to have turned things around. Once I started to sleep with a Strassburg Sock on my left foot and wearing orthopedic flipflops instead of going barefoot around the house, the PF is just about under control, probably 90% healed. Treatment also included 2 cortisone shots, lots of stretching and icing and - no running. I hope to be back running by the beginning of August.
I am a veteran runner who started running as a lark in high school and have never stopped. I have run 15 marathons, the last one of which was the 2009 Boston Marathon. My other interests include the movies, cooking, travel (the business that I'm in), opera and birding, although I do not have as much time for it as I used to.