Oh Monday. I can’t really say that I missed you. I also can’t really say that I wish this past weekend never ended. It wasn't one of my favorites.
|From the Beach|
However, this weekend did include a few firsts for me:
|Wawa; the ultimate gas station.|
|An Orange Crush|
Straight up crushed oranges and vodka. Fresher than fresh. Yum.
I think Andrew is getting tired of me taking pics of myself in public places. Long hair.
I got lamb, Andrew got chicken & beef. Both were delish.
In other news, I’m becoming a little worried about my foot. I’ve made a few brief mentions of the plantar fasciitis in my right heel that’s been lingering since early winter. It doesn’t in any way prohibit me from running yet, but it’s definitely there. I would probably say, as of late, it’s been getting a bit worse.
I’ve heard conflicting advice on how to treat it. Aside from the obvious couple months of rest that I’m not going to partake in, there’s your typical icing/stretching/ball massaging treatment that I have kind of been defaulting to. Other runners have then told me that stretching is actually the worst thing I can be doing for it, and that they simply converted over to minimalist footwear and the pain disappeared. Minimalist footwear/running in general is supposed to help strengthen your arches, and seeing that weak arches are essentially the culprit in plantar fasciitis, I guess that kind of makes sense…
|My poor feet.|
My occupational therapist friend & roommate even referred me to a reflexologist. I don’t even know what that means, but it kind of sounds like a robot. Regardless I should probably look into it.
Why am I rambling on about this? If you’re reading this, and have any input, ideas or suggestions, I would love to hear. I can’t say I’m concerned to the point that I can’t sleep at night, but I guess just knowing that training for New York starts here in a couple weeks, I would love to take some preventive measures.
My short term solution: using my Groupon deal to go get a pedicure. Cheers!