Wednesday, January 9, 2008

My foot hurts...

I don't know why, or what exactly hurts, but something in my left foot is making my runs most uncomfortable. It started on Christmas day during my run through the snow, and although I have switched the inserts in my shoes, it hasn't gone away. I've tried taking a couple of days off, but I fear if I take too much time off, I'll be way behind. It only hurts when I run, right in my arch. I am getting really sick of it-- it's putting quite a cramp in my style.

This is more of a vent than anything. It's not unbearable, so I am continuing to run through it, but if any of you have any ideas on how to make the hurting stop, I am willing to try it.

4 comments:

Ginny said...

Well, sorry about the pain... I just wanted to say that this blog is awesome! I totally admire y'all for doing this!

RayChill and Steve-O said...

Jen you are my inspiration!!!! You go girl! I am so excited for you to get those new jeans- they are way too cute. You look so glowing and so happy! How are things going? About the foot, my sister is a marathon and triathalon (sp?) runner and she went to a place where they watch you run and show you on a computer what you need to do differently when you run to take the pressure off of certain areas where your body is trying to over compensate, which causes the pain. She had some knee pain and found that she was "running wrong." I never thought that there is a way to run wrong, but it makes sense that when you are running for long periods of time, there is a "good" way to run. I will find the name out for you and let you know...

WOW! I am so proud of your new adventure!
Rach

foxontherun said...

Hi I'm from the marathon mommy's. I have had foot pain. From what your describing it sounds like plantar fasciitis. I have had this pain. I have custom orthodics and I went to a podiatrist and he cut a groove in them to take the pressure off of the fascia. It totally did the trick. Hope that helps. Come visit marathonmommies.blogspot.com

sarah k. said...

I was gonna say plantar fasciitis. You should probably see a sports therapist, if you can. I know you can manage it, but from what I understand, it can get a lot worse if you don't take care of it. Good luck!