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Stupid Plantar Fasciitis

I signed up for the Disneyland Tinkerbell half marathon.  Two of my friends decided to go with me.

Then I got plantar fasciitis.  So I stopped running and now I’m trying to train on an elliptical and bike.  My two friends keep running.

I want to finish all together and have fun and not be exhausted so we can spend the rest of the day just enjoying life.  And eating whatever we want afterwards because we just ran and burned 15 million calories.

And if I don’t burn 15 million calories, I won’t feel like I can eat whatever I want.  And, really, what is the point of entering a race if you can’t stuff your face after?

I entered this race two days after my miscarriage when I decided I didn’t want to be around for Mother’s Day.  So why not run a race?  I’ll get back into shape, lose weight, get endorphins, have something to concentrate on.

But my body said no and I developed foot pain and now I have to work out around it.  I will probably be walking 13.1 miles and that’s just stupid.  I did that last year and I did not handle it well.  (I pouted the whole time I drank my frozen hot chocolate and ate three cupcakes.)

I don’t want to walk this race.

I want to jog this race very, very slowly.

Like the true athlete I am.

Even my spray tan is sad.  It's crying.

Even my spray tan is sad and crying.


  1. I feel your pain! I had PF for years (like, fifteen years), before I treated it (it came and went, depending on my shoes), and the best thing, after rest and specific stretching, has been rolling my feet on a lacrosse ball. It’s too painful to go directly on the plantar arch at first, but if you do it gently but regularly, it can really help. Lacrosse balls are cheap, and they’re good for rolling other painful tissues, too.

    Good luck!

    1. Marianne Hansen says:

      I use a golf ball and I actually sleep in a foot splint… Sleep being a relative term. I usually tear it off at about midnight. I had it once before and I just want it gone now.

      1. I could never sleep in my night splint. No way. But it was fine to wear during the evening, if I was couch-lounging for a couple of hours.

        I hope it goes away soon too!

  2. montanakb says:

    Sometimes, you just have to do what your body will let you, and be proud of that. As told by one who knows. And by one who will make you 11 cupcakes when you get home. Because you burn just as many calories walking 13.1 miles as you do running it.

    1. Marianne Hansen says:

      Do you promise I can eat 11 cupcakes and not have added calories? I have a hard time believing it’s the same because I look so much worse when I jog it. At least I can swim. I don’t know if I could live through losing the ability to let people see me in a swimming suit.

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