Mud Hero July 18 2012

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I’ve decided that I’m not going to be able to run in Mud Hero. It makes me so sad to think that I’m not going to be doing it, but I know it’s the right decision for me.

A couple months ago I was going to physio for plantar fasciitis in one of my feet. By the time I ended physio I was 85 or 90% back to normal – my physio guy thought I could do the rest by myself, which I totally agreed with.

Things with my feet haven’t been going so well lately though. The plantar fasciitis is slowly but surely getting worse. This is my fault, cause I haven’t been consistent the last couple weeks about doing the stretching. It’s pretty frustrating, but I know what I need to do to make it better – and hopefully that’ll happen soon. If not I’m going to make a physio appointment to see what’s up.

Because my foot hasn’t gotten back to 100% yet, I haven’t been running. Well, that’s not true – I’ve been playing soccer so I’ve definitely been active, but I haven’t done any real “runs” since my last physio appointment back in May. I’ve been waiting for my foot to be 100%, but that hasn’t happened yet.

As much as I know I needed to take it easy and let my body heal, I’m still feeling kind of like a failure. I signed up for it back in March when I was dealing with a bunch of stressful stuff – I was really looking forward to running it. And now that it’s just about here and I know I won’t be participating, well I’m just feeling kind of bummed out about it.

Luckily a friend of mine had mentioned that he’d be interested in taking my spot, so that’s likely what will happen to my registration. I’m glad that if I can’t run, at least my spot won’t go to waste and someone will be able to enjoy it.

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