Last week I ran 7K on Wednesday and Saturday. I included lots of walk and/or stretch breaks, gradual warm-up with stretching before and lots of stretching after, and I walked all hills to minimize use of my calf. Yes, this did increase the tightness in my calves & feet, but I felt like I was easing into it.
The doctor told me to limit my runs to just once a week for now, and less distance is better. Also no Bosu Ball class. This is not what I wanted to hear. But I've gone to him long enough to know that he does not give me this advice lightly and he supports continuing with activity whenever possible. He's always told me when I can and can not continue to run through my treatment. So I have to trust him.
My next appt is on Friday, so I plan to do a run on Wed as my "mid-week" run. I did run a bit on Sunday, but less than 2K, very slow, and walking hills. I have however been doing a fair bit of walking, which I hope is OK. My heels are tender after walking, but my calves don't feel as tight.
Upon the doctor's recommendation I have placed an order for a pair of Soles:
These are supposed to be really good and I remember a fellow blogger once posted very positively about these insoles as well. I hope they help!
The more people I talk to about this I am amazed how many have suffered from plantar fasciitis. I didn't realize it was so common.
Funny how when something is taken away from you, it's the first thing you want to do. If the weather would smarten up I could maybe add in some cycling, but at this point I'm not eager to do that in the rain. :(