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Song of the Post “Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of” By U2

I am pretty tired this evening so will probably make this one fairly short. I still haven’t been able to run yet due to the plantar fasciitis in my right foot. For the first few weeks after I started feeling the pain I was still trying to bike a few days a week but I decided about two weeks ago to just try the rest thing in hopes of still being able to run at last one race this fall.  Of course even though I am “resting” I still managed to figure out ways to re-aggravate the injury about every few days.

On Thursday and Friday I really thought I was in the home stretch. I hadn’t had any pain in my right foot for about a week.  I thought I was good to go this weekend. I thought wrong. I guess sometime on Saturday I did something to aggravate my foot again and now I am back to it even hurting sometimes when I am sitting. I am going to go back to stretching more and taking my ibuprofen. However I cannot stand this “resting” thing anymore so I think I am going to jump back on the bike tomorrow or Tuesday. So frustrating! I decided to transfer my Columbus Marathon bib to the half marathon however I am not sure that will even happen since I keep on re-injuring my foot.

On top of that a little over a week ago the numbness and pain on my left side really increased. It had been very distracting at work and at times it has affected my walking and sleep. They increased my dosage of Gabapentin which still didn’t do very much except just decreasing the numbness for a hour or two right after I took it. On Tuesday I had another infusion of Tysabri and finally on Thursday and Friday I started to see some relief. The pain has decreased however still fighting the numbness which is more tolerable. Guess we will see what the doc says in the next day or two.

I am hoping my training will become more interesting in the next week or so but guess I will see what else this fun plantar fasciitis has in store for me. This has really been frustrating because this injury is really my fault for probably training too hard too quickly. I was so pumped to run the two full marathons this fall and just threw them away. Hopefully 2012 will be a better full marathon year.

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