Figured it was time to keep peeps in the loop (he said pretending that peeps have time to care) so here goes!  Since the Preseli Beast I decided to rest the foot again. After all I figure that the pounding it took wasn’t the best for it.

In fact it recovered pretty well but still testing a run for a few steps was painful and it felt like back to square one so I bit the bullet and went to see a physio – luckily a friend of mine .- Yes yes I should have done it before but ….I dunno why I didn’t think of it earlier.

So the verdict is probable plantar fascititis (pf) although it’s a bit of a mystery why it’s not manifesting in heel, after rest and top of foot hurts. We think it’s tied into my old  aqchilles tendonitus. Having done some more reading I’m reckoning my tendons and joints are all on the wonk.

So it’s time to say bugger rest and hello physio – from my friend and from myself.  Stretching, rolling, much ice etc  Which to be fair I’ve been doing but time to ramp it up!

When I got home last night I fancied a test run, I had new shoes which should help with my feet issues! (Will post a pic later) And after manipulating it all day in work it felt good.  I only did the 2 and a half miles to the beach (and didn’t take watch and camera as I didn’t want to pressure myself into continuing if it felt bad – that’s kinda sense for me!)

It ached and felt sore underneath but that kind of gave way after a while and I could enjoy feeling how unfit I have become! It was wonderful to be out in the sun doing “my” run again though. I took the pace really slowly and made sure I was hitting the ground with as little impact as possible. I guess I’d better get used to this if A I want to stay uninjured and B I want to progress to longer distances .  See  Slowrunnergirl I do take some notice (By the way this is a great blog to read if you’re interested in the benefits of slow running) Anyway as I said no camera –  So I better give you a stock photo as I know you all miss them :p

Panoramic photo of Monknash Beach

I iced and stretched and rolled upon my return and then a bit of rest and the news I feel is good. Although it throbbed a bit yesterday it’s feeling fine today. I’m tempted to run again tonight but the common sense demon (As I shall now refer to it) is telling me to rehab it and not go mental again for a while and exacerbate matters.

So all in all things are looking up, I feel like after over 2 months (Wow!) progress is being made. I’ve developed common sense and have learned and am still learning lessons.

I know injury posts are boooooring so kudos if you stuck it out this far!




Author: Gareth

Running coastal trails in South Wales and working on a healthier body and mind

12 thoughts on “‘Supdate”

  1. Thanks for the ‘Supdate and for the praise *blush*.
    Somehow I start to think that the faster one runs the faster one learns … I better not follow that thought though …

    “New shoes?!” Tell us all about them!

    Happy to hear you are getting back into it and have a physio friend that you listen to! I read somewhere that it takes as much time to get back into the shape you were before the break than the break itself. Better to keep listening to your physio until then 😀

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  2. Oh god don’t tallllllllllk to me about plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis!!!! I’ve been suffering since July last year… Why? Because I didn’t take time out! I am NOW on the mend and oh gosh am I a nice person again! 😉
    Take it easy and LISTEN to your friend!
    And… the very clever SRG! *winks*

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  3. Whoop whoop on the mend 😀😀😀😀 a run is a run, long short, fast or slow. Getting out there feels so liberating. Even feeling like your staying over as you have something to run towards.

    Glad your back missed your blogs x

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      1. Blush blush runnjng loads but not writing. Work is sucking the life out of me. I shall rectify this as have done some pretty cool runs lately. Are you running The Nobbler in August?

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      2. Work to live never live to work! Yep I’m doing Narbeth assuming fitness (Never take it for granted anymore) but thats like aaaaaages away!


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