I've been rolling a frozen water bottle under my feet for my PF, and am seeing a orthotics specialist at the end of next week. Hopefully that will help with the PF overall. So far this week my eating has remained controlled! Taking it one day at a time as an extremely stressful week to date at work made me crave carbs ferociously, but so far I've managed to avoid giving in!
Hi Speedy.G I looked at this thread because of the title! And then saw the date it started...
Like you were all those years back, I was, until last summer, fit if not svelte. Regularly running (slowly) 5k+, and several 10k/10m events. Then I got a series of injuries, and then stopped going to the gym. Since then I've put on almost 4 stone (I'm very embarrassed to write that...), have plantar fasciitis in both feet, and have a damaged tendon in my wrist. I strongly suspect my weight isn't helping the PF, but it's very difficult to exercise on days when it literally hurts just to walk a few steps. I am heading towards 50 in 18mths time, and I don't want to be where I am now at that point. I shopped this morning for a controlled eating week, and am going to really work to see if I can drop the weight. I'm trying to walk - but too much triggers the PF - and also to cycle and do some weight work as I have some weight and a step and mat at home.
Could do with some motivation by hearing how others who have been where I am now have got on. I've had the PF since June, have had it properly diagnosed, and am doing the exercises etc. Should have gone back to the docs, but haven't as don't want cortisone injections. But it is all a bit miserable!
Anyway, please let me know how you got on, going from being overweight to running a marathon!
Well, the pesky 2lb I managed to gain last week has gone away again. This morning the scales showed -2lb. I have now been told NO RUNNING (again!), but recommended to power walk for the time being instead to reduce the impact on my joints and help rehabilitate my ITB and foot injuries. I'm finding power walking does up my heart rate and make me puff - especially on the uphill sections! I guess strictly speaking I shouldn't really be posting on a runners forum since I am not running, but I have been a runner, and still am hoping to be one again!
Have readjusted my goal weight to allow for a 1lb per week loss and a target therefore of two stone off by Christmas. Hopefully that should allow for a few ebb and flow weeks when I'm away on business in the US (always come back from US trips heavier!) and on holiday (in a hotel which does AMAZING food and which while I will avoid binging on, I am not going to by-pass when I am paying to eat it!).
Good luck to everyone who is on a weigh in day today!