Tuesday, November 16, 2010

plantar fascia ultrasound - foot update

feeling the bear this morning! warmup 250 then a 2,000 straight swim in 45:35. I think there are several extra laps in there because I forgot what lap I was on a few times so is was at least 80 laps maybe more. Took me about 20-25 laps to really feel warmed up. I didn't have trouble covering the distance and didn't feel bad when I was finished. I should have gone harder the whole time though.

b-fast - 1 cup soymilk, 1 cup strawberries, 2 dates, 1/3 cup mango, 2 tbsp ground flax seed, 1 scoop vega sport performance protein

snack - 1 scoop vega wfo w/coconut water & 12 almonds

lunch - 6 ounces tempeh bacon

snack - 1 scoop vega wfo w/coconut water & 6 cashews, clif builder bar

dinner - 8 ounces tofu, 1 cup lentils.

cf wod - row 1000 meters 40 pullups, 60 situps, 80 squats, row 1000 meters. time 17:07. felt good doing this wod.

back to the foot docs today. Got another cortisone shot. He took an ultrasound to see the thickness of my plantar fascia. A normal fascia is 3 cm thick. my healthy foot measured that when he did it. However my problem foot came up a 7 it is so swollen with fluid still even after all of the nsaids and shots. He was asking me if I had any kind of injury to the foot that would have caused this damage but the only injury I can remember is rolling my ankle. Nothing directly to the bottom of the foot. We are going to see if this shot does anything. We discussed surgery and will decide on it next time. It would be 2 weeks in a cast/crutches then increasing activity for 2 weeks. Able to bike and swim after a month and then run after 2 months would be the projected recovery. at this point I am for anything that will really heal this thing. Ive had it for way too long and it would be glorious not to have to work around it and just go after it again running etc.


  1. I'll be praying the shot helps. Sounds like even with surgery it won't affect next year's races though.

  2. I will try my best not to let it!

  3. Great advice! I love the prevention tips. Thanks for sharing.