So I’ve had plantar fasciitis, aka policeman’s heel, that phenomenon where you get out of bed and your heel hurts first thing in the morning until you put on some sandals or shoes, and it’s marginally better, for as long as I can remember, but in the last few months it’s reached the point where it’s seriously interfering with my races. I start out fine, but hobble and wobble through the course. It started to be just late in the race, then was midway, now it’s advanced to near the first few miles, and I now walk with a limp most days.
I scratched a month of races after finishing the 3rd round at Kiawah Island in hopes of making a full recovery. Full recovery in a month is apparently outlandish. Some of what I’m seeing online suggests anywhere from 6 months to a year and a half. I’m not sure how much of that needs to be rest, and I’m going to be speaking with a podiatrist next week to press for as aggressive a treatment as I can come up with, but for now my goals are already looking shaky for this year, which (in a word) sucks, but I’m not giving up yet.
In the mean time if I’ve booked the travel I’m going to continue to write reports, not so much of the races, but the locations filed under the travel category. So far this year I went to the Turks and Caicos Islands and began a race only realize I was going to need to scratch it in the first few miles. I’ll be writing up a bit about that trip, and probably saving some money by not booking so much travel while I recover, and perhaps focus on some of the travel destinations and experiences I would like to try.