Rich, I definitely know where you're coming from. I was unable to run from mid-July 2011 until Christmas. We don't normally where shoes in the house, but I couldn't walk w/o shoes. Had a pair just dedicated for walking in the house. I am much more aware now of how bad an achilles problem can be...Fortunately I have no experience with PF. Did learn to embrace the cross training for 6 months. It's not fun.
Did a short 4 mile recovery run today in the rain, time 36:56 (9:14/Mile). Calves are sore, will need to roll them out tonight.
Thanks Ray. It's weird how an injury can sneak up on us sometimes. I had pain in my heel before it got so bad I couldn't run, but I didn't recognize it for what it was, I actually thought I'd bruised my heel or it was just tender from all the miles I was running.
Anyway, from the research I've done, you can re-injure the Plantar Fascia by walking barefoot while it's trying to heal and every time you do, you make more scar tissue. That in turn, makes it more susceptible to an injury in the future.
I can see why D.H. has fought this injury for so long, when I told my coaching buddy what I'd done, he said, "uh oh, that's one of the bad ones, see you in the spring."
Oh yeah, you ran a good race yesterday, congrats. And your wife cracks me up, goes off course and still finishes second...lol
Tonight was my chess club night, so I didn't get in a workout. I get up pretty early to report to my National Guard job. so it's been a long day.
Rich, yes, PF is one of the bad ones, but you should fare better than I have. As a classroom teacher I couldn't stay off my feet, so my PF has just hung around for years. You have a chance to beat this thing a lot sooner.