I’ve been continuing to exercise six times per week – four runs, one swim, and one cycle. I’ve been enjoying the variety of doing more than running, but on the flip side, I’ve now been running at least four times per week for about nine months, and I can feel the consistency starting to pay off. That makes me want to run all the more. However, my left foot is just not having it. My plantar fascitis – or what I presume is plantar fascitis – has been becoming increasing persistent and painful. I’m not really sure what to do about it. Run less and focus on cycling for a month in hopes that it heals? New running shoes? See a podiatrist? Stretch more? All of the above? I’m starting with new shoes and more consistent stretching, and if that doesn’t help within a month, I’ll drop down to running three times a week and add in an extra swim or bike. If that doesn’t help, maybe I’ll see a doctor. We’ll see. This injury started around the time i switched to less supportive shoes. I think the switch helped with my previous foot injury (which is now completely healed), but perhaps it kicked the plantar fascitis up a notch. Oh feet! Why do you torment me?
We just got back from a long weekend in Oregon, and it was really wonderful. This is our second consecutive enjoyable vacation, and it was deeply needed. For such a long time, especially after I got pregnant with B, vacations had become a chore – a source of stress and anxiety, and not really relaxing or pleasurable. That finally has changed, thanks mostly to the kids getting older, I think. Oregon has always been my favorite nearby getaway, and it was great to go back and just have a good. It’s a four hour drive away, and the drive went quite well, though I was glad it wasn’t any longer. Now we have to decide whether to go to the ‘noke in June.