Heal, Boy! Heel!

Posted by smcgill on April 11, 2011 at 12:05 AM

No matter how much I WILL my heel to heal, it won't. 

I've had very few injuries in my running career, and I've wondered how I might handle a long-term injury.  Well, I've now the opportunity to find out.  A heal spur has cursed me, brought on by plantar fascitis.  And I find myself feeling ever-so-sorry for me, even though countless others before me have experienced the same.  So, what to make of all of this frustration? 

I have three options:

1. Pout that I can't do what I love, wait for healing while I'm doing nothing because I can't do what I love, gain weight because I'm refusing to do anything because it's not what I love to do, put more pressure on my already injured heal as a result of more weight because I've refused to do something other than what I love to do, exasperate the injury, repeat.

2. Pout that I can't do what I love, wait a few days and try doing, once again, what I love to do, see #1.

3. Pout that I can't do what I love, consider other activities that don't exasperate the heal injury, work hard at those activities (cycling, swimming, etc.), continue doing those activities until the heel is healed, do what I love...once again.

Option #3 wins.

Keep running,


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Reply Kathy Adam
2:58 PM on June 4, 2011 
You've made a good choice, Steve.