So today brings us 6 days out from the start of the 2012 Chicago Ragnar Relays. And we have 6 chicks that form our ultra team, You Just Got Chicked.
However, one chick…..ME, isn’t going to get to run. I “may” have mentioned that my Plantar Fasciitis flared up BEYOND comprehension over the last couple weeks. And we “may” have been trying to get me thru the Ragnar Relays by using the acupuncture, foot manipulation, cortisone shot, ice & motrin but it all blew up this morning. Quite literally BLEW UP. I was running, a little over a mile from my car, turned around because the pain was so bad that I audibly said, “I can’t do this today”, then about 2 minutes later something popped. It felt like I got shot in the side of the heel in the arch. Wow. I hobbled back to my car and drove
bawling straight to the chiro. I honestly thought I would need surgery but knew she would be honest and tell me what to do and basically not panic like I was at the time. I honestly thought blood had to be squirting out of my shoe cuz it seemed impossible that something could hurt so badly and not be squirting blood.
So the “good news” is that nothing is broken. Although it would heal faster if something had broke. I don’t need surgery but was told that rehab will be the same as if I had to have surgery. 12 weeks off or I can try to start taping after 2 weeks, keep running
which would be stupid and risk further injury. I was basically told after 2 weeks, if I started up again, I might get another 2 weeks before I was back here or worse. I think the best case scenario since I don’t get paid to run and TRI, would be to suck it up and take the 12 weeks off. No Ragnar. No 70.3 Ironman Muncie. No Great Illini Challenge 70.3. No Chicago Marathon.
At this point it hurts to walk and the main focus is getting the swelling out. I iced more today than ever before in my life. I used a bucket of ice, I soaked my foot in our green pool, and I used an ice wrap.
So I’m going to focus on walking first and then the rest will come with time. Or not. Whatever happens, happens. If I understand it correctly, all of this is related to the plantar fasciitis and the heel spurs but I have a secondary issue which deals with the muscle or ligament which runs beside my tibia (big bone that most call the shin bone). This ligament attaches to the heel bone thru the arch. Well, this has been a very
painful tender area and we knew it was a problem but today it reared is ugly head and stated its presence for real. This ligament is strained/torn/pulled/sprained…..whatever you want to call it. Doesn’t even matter at this point. It hurts like a bitch badly.
So, the search is on for a lady runner for our Ragnar team. 33 miles is the distance which needs to be covered over the 30+ hour period. And yes, the race is 6 days away. Yes, the race starts in Madison, WI. If you have an interest in running, message me ASAP. I need to fill my spot. I can’t walk so running is absolutely not an option. Please think and help me fill this spot!
** Happy PAIN FREE Running ** Amanda – TooTallFritz ** firstname.lastname@example.org