Mud Hero July 18 2012


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.

A Hard Decision

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