Monday, August 31, 2009

Planter good, plantar bad.....

Pretty sure I have plantar fasciitis.  :(

And in both feet, but more so my right foot.  For now I'm trying to follow most of the recommendations.... well except for all out rest, who does that?!  ;)   I think new shoes were really what was needed though, but I've also started wearing some inserts in my shoes that are suppose to help.... thank you Dr. Scholls.  

Its not bothering me when I run, its mainly first thing when I get up in the morning and after sitting for awhile.  

So this is what I'm doing
-foot flexes (definitely do this before getting out of bed)
-trying to sleep with my feet not confined under the sheets (avoiding pointing my feet)
-rolling a tennis ball or golf ball under the arch of my foot at my desk

From what I have read and seen from other runners I just need to keep up these exercise and stretches.  Also will add in some of these as well. 

On to the good stuff..... FOOD.

Larabar  :)

I really should probably work more on listening to my hunger cues to see if my afternoon snacks are always needed.  But noon to about 7pm is a long stretch, so I'm thinking they are needed.... but maybe trying something a little lighter than a Larabar?  I also need to get back to my afternoon big cup of green tea. 

Today was fabulous crop share pickup day!!!  The only bad part was that the college kids are back, so that made navigating there a bit more difficult.  But it was SO worth it. 

Look at this spread!!!

Kale, tronchuda cabbage, peppers, squash, zucchini, tomatoes, potatoes, baby superstar onions, cantaloupe and lots of green beans.  

Good thing we share our crop share with another couple, otherwise I wouldn't know what to do with all of this!  Dinner party?!  ;)  Nah... instead we divvied it up and road our bikes over to our friend's house to deliver their portion. 

Once home it was time to cook!  With all this beautiful kale what do think you I did..... 
Kale chips!

-turkey burgers w/ some spices and grated parmesan cheese served on a sandwich thin
-kale chips w/ ketchup
-tomatoes w/ fresh basil, little olive oil and balsamic vinegar
-grilled baby superstar onions.... these are tasty little buggers

If you haven't figured it out by now, I highly recommend checking out a local farm about a crop share.  I have been so incredibly happy with ours!

Off to stretch my plantar fascia.  

Have a great night!!



  1. owwwww fresh green beans...mmmmm love it! Your crop shares always look so good! Be careful with that plantar fasciitis. One of our instructors got it, didn't rest much and now shes really paying!!! Careful chica!

  2. Your crop share is amazing! I wish they had offered half shares - I don't know anyone that we could have split a full share with.

    Ouch (about your PF). :(