Spent the weekend in Nashville attending my nieces wedding. I had never been to Nashville before, so it was interesting to check out someplace new. While we were there, we walked around a museum, we walked around downtown (stumbled upon the end of a multi-day relay race), walked around the grounds for the wedding/reception, walked to breakfast, walked around the Vanderbilt campus, and walked through the airport. Lots and lots of walking. Which is a good thing. Except that my left heel started bothering me.
Now that I've been home a few days, I've done a little online research for heel pain and of course the first thing that comes up is plantar fasciitis which is NOT something that I want to be dealing with. [Granted, I don't know for certain that it actually is plantar fasciitis, but in this age of instant online self-diagnosis, I'm assuming for the moment that it is.]
On Monday, I bought some Dr Scholl heel pain orthotics for my shoes. Tuesday, my heel was feeling better. Then I wore a different pair of shoes and Tuesday and forgot to move the orthotics. This morning, my heel is bothering me again. So I guess I'm back to trying the orthotics today.
Needless to say, I haven't run since last Thursday. At the moment this isn't breaking my heart because I don't have any races planned, but nobody likes to be sidelined due to pain/injury. *sigh*
Question of the day: Have you ever experienced heel pain? What did you do about it?