Thursday, March 4, 2010

Foot and ankle seminar

Last Saturday I went to the Coordinated Health foot and ankle seminar, good stuff. Although most of the information was not entirely new to me because of the availability of information on the Internet, it was reinforcing to hear it from a doctor. For example, I have a slight case of plantar fasciitis and I have read conflicting opinions on the Internet about putting on shoes the first thing in the morning. I read somewhere that you should put shoes on before taking the first step, another "expert" says do not where shoes at all, only when you have to. At the seminar they said you should wear supporting shoes first thing in the morning, I have been following that advice since last week and my foot is a little better even the morning after a good run the night before. So, my advice is when you have the opportunity to go to one of these seminars go!

Non-running workout update; push ups=65, sit ups=78, and yes I am spent after doing these!

This weekend I am scheduled to run 7 miles, this is the longest I have run in about 35 years but so far I have been following the schedule and it has been good so I am anxious to see how it goes. I am hoping the Lehigh Parkway is clear of snow by then. Since this will take me over an hour I am going to take some Gatorade with me to get used to drinking on the run and to find out if it agrees with me while on the run. I am also gong to eat something, probable oatmeal, about two hours before the run to see how that works because I want to find out how soon before running I can eat.


  1. You should have good weather for the 7 miler, I hear. The parkway is another story. Drove past today, still looks like a swamp. But it won't be long...

  2. Hi
    I am also running and I am dealing with plantar fasciitis for more than a year now. There are many things you can do to treat your PF although I understood that treatment efficiency is very individual. If something works for one it may not work for the other.
    Did you try Taping? I have found it very useful. Taping will keep your foot from getting injured again and will help you get through your daily routine.
    I also found a very informative website in:
    Take care & Good luck

  3. Thanks for the link, I have been taping my foot for long run with some success. For the last week I have been putting shoes on before getting out of bed and stretching which seems to be helping.