You would think I would remember how to do it—and what not to do.
I ran 20 miles or so the first week. Maybe that was too much, but maybe not.
My real mistake: I learned long ago that when I weigh too much and run, I get hurt. In particular, I’ve had plantar fascia issues when I run too much when I weigh too much. In the past, I have learned to lose some weight–then run.
But, I said to myself, I have relatively new orthotics—one year old. I am not going to be running that much, just enough to keep a streak going and have fun.
I felt a pain near the heel of my foot a little bit two mornings ago when I woke up and stood on the floor—the sign people with plantar fascia issues know. But today, after about two miles of almost four, there was a real twinge in my foot, which came and went on different steps.
I did just change shoes. Or maybe it is the orthotics.
Experience tells me it is probably my 170+ pounds.
I will try to be smart and run just a mile for a few days and keep my streak alive. And maybe I will have a talk with Dr. Adkins—not something I look forward to doing.
But it was fun to be running again, and I will have to do what it takes.