in General Running

An Early Setback

I haven’t run since Saturday thanks to a sore right foot. The diagnosis is a bit of plantar fasciitis and the treatment plan is rest, ice, deep massage, acupuncture and some ultrasound.

What, me worry?

Here I am in week two of my marathon training and I’m already side-lined. This is the first time I’ve had an injury that’s taken me completely out of the game. Am I worried? Yes. Not being able to run is pretty problematic when the goal is to be able to run a fast 42.2km at the end of May.

But it’s no time to panic. There’s lots of time to get back into the swing of things. I was already a week or two ahead of the game and missing a few runs at this early stage is just a minor setback and easily overcome.

The goal now is to get the foot better, then to ease back into the program and get back on track.

I’ll hit the physio again tomorrow for some massage, acupuncture, ultrasound and advice. I’m fortunate to have a therapist I trust who also understands that runners want to run.

Each day it’s getting a bit better, but the one thing that I don’t want to do now is to rush back and re-injure or irritate things.