Thursday, August 04, 2005

Healing heel

The past two night I have run with no discomfort on my heel. They were both short runs, 3.2km, but better than no runs. I wore a blister bandaid under my sock and it did very well. Tuesday, however, I got a bit of a scare when I checked the bandaid after the run. It looked like another blister was forming right at the top of the bandaid. What actually happened is the bandaid had slipped down my foot and some of the glue was still where it had been applied. Once I peeled off the bandaid I was able to tell that there was no new blister forming and I just had to rub the glue off my foot.

I'm behind schedule, I had hoped to be running my race distance 6km by now, but my goal is to be back at full strength by the weekend.

Last weeks total were:
Swim: 1km
Bike: 113km
Run: 7.75km
Total: 121.75km

This is the last week of heavy training. My goals are:
Swim: 1km
Bike: 145km
Run: 20km
Total: 166km

Ten days.


Poop (Sarah) said...

Dont leave us hanging!!
How did you go on the weekend?!
Home stretch now into your final week, there better be details!!!

Foot Care said...

I would like everyone who has heel pain, heel spurs or plantar fasciitis to know that there is Instant help for your heel pain. There is a new shoe cushion called "Heelbillys" and rightfully so because they are not your typical orthotic, but believe me they work and there is nothing on the market like them.
They can only be bought online at; and cost only $15.00.

They are tall, soft cushions made out of a special foam and they fit inside your shoe right under your heel and feels like you are walking on a pillow. They give instant relief.
I have been wearing them now for over 3 months and my heel is so much
better that I can now walk without them but today's shoes are so poorly
cushioned that I don't take the chance because I don't want the excruciating pain that I had to come back. Today’s shoes are so poorly cushioned that even people who don’t have heel pain should get them to avoid heel pain problems, especially if they walk a lot. Sometimes the simple things work better than the expensive things that are just designed to cost a lot of money to make it seem like they are effective. Heelbillys are simple, and inexpensive but they are effective. You owe it to yourself to try them, and you won’t be disappointed, you can get instant relief.