bad karma. I'm a runner with plantar fasciitis

August 14, 2014 at 5:33am

No more running for now: damn, plantar fasciitis

As you might know if you follow my blog: I love running. It’s how I balance myself, it’s how I can stay relaxed in stressful situations. However, too much of anything is never good. Getting to the point:

I have plantar fasciitis.

I have it since a week now and it’s incredibly painful. I wish I would have taken it a little slow with running, because apparently there is no such thing as curing plantar fasciitis. On the other hand, you have to relax your feet, you have to treat your plantar fasciitis. Like three times a day. Otherwise you won’t heal your plantar fasciitis (maybe) forever. So I read and so I’ve been told.

Anyways, there’s not a lot I can do about it now, other than taking anti inflammatory pills and massaging my foot. Ice packs are my best friends these days. Hoping this will get better very soon.

Just some information about what plantar fasciitis is -

You now when you have plantar fasciitis when you get up in the morning and the first step you take hurts like crazy in your heel.

As for the medical explanation, I got this -

Plantar Fasciitis is a painful condition of the heel or arch, often described to feel like an ice pick in the bottom of heel during the first few steps in the morning or after periods of rest. This condition is caused by repetitive or excessive stress on the foot that results in small tears in the connective tissue (fascia) between the ball of the foot and the heel bone.

So, I might have gone to crazy with the running. I have to admit I had some very stressful weeks and exercising helped me to clear my head. Well, so much for that now.

August 12, 2014 at 5:17am

What would I be without Running?

It is very often that friends, colleagues and family asks me why the hell I have to run so much.

Well, I just love it.

But after probing into my instinctual and prompt response, I start to recognize that there are lots of reasons why I like to run.

My main reason to go for a run every single morning is my mental health.

I understood the run of that today would serve the objective of centering me and boosting my mental health. Today, in fact everyday, I just crave a run.

I’m running towards a balanced life. To be exact, it’s inner peace that I’m looking for every minute of my life. It’s not constantly through jogging that I try and get there; occasionally it’s through other things I really enjoy, things I love.