Same 3 miler as yesterday on the railtrail, except today I ran the second mile instead of throwing in walk breaks. I seem to be making progress with P.F., but it's still too early to tell. Forgot to hit my watch at first, but would guess a 15:00 first split. Mile 2 was 10:11 and mile 3 was 14:32.
People I see on the railtrail keep asking me where my skis are, they see the walking sticks and think they're ski poles...lol
D.H., I do the same stretch you do for my calf, hanging off a stair step with just the front of the foot bearing the weight. I don't raise my weight up though, but it sounds like a great idea and something I'm going to try.
I do stretch after a run, they claim warm muscles are easier to stretch and I need all the flexibility I can get.
Ray, I meant to wish you luck with your sore leg, it sounds like you're making progress.
Hang in there Ray, I think tendons and ligaments are the most frustrating of injuries, but yours seems to be coming along nicely.
I got down on the floor and did push-ups, sit-ups and side planks also today, so all in all, a good day.
I'm taking this foot injury one day at time and am going to continue with these workouts long enough to decide whether or not they're working. Today was slightly better than yesterday, now we'll see what tomorrow brings.
Smith didn't really do anything to lose his job, right? I would think Harbaugh would give him his job back, but you never know. Either way, it's nice to see the 9'ers playing well...
Except that Rich clearly doesn't get the concept of staying off his plantar fasciitis until it heals. That's OK, Rich, I am in no position to talk, because I have had it for years. Right now I seem to be more or less in a steady state: I can run a moderate amount, say up to an hour three times a week, if I also stretch and strengthen a moderate amount, and ice my heel as needed.
However, I still have to watch my level of physical activity closely. For example, I would not dare to go backpacking. That would be way too much time on my feet. Which is a pity, because the best times I have ever had with my sons were our hikes in the White Mountains when they were younger, before I got plantar fasciitis in spring 2009.
Guess this is a rest day for me, because I'm out of time.