Sooooo....after my run with the trail group last Saturday it became apparent that some time off was needed. The plantar fascitis was worse, my arch was killing me and now my big toe was numb. Eek! I haven't been to the doctor but believe I have P.F. and a strained hallux tendon. Definitely time to take time off from running. I have 3 races I'm signed up for in February but nothing on the schedule until then. So the plan is, no running for me in December but LOTS of cross training. I signed up for a boot camp class and went mountain biking yesterday. I had forgot HOW MUCH freakin' fun mountain biking is! I guess that is the plus side to taking a running break is I rediscover other things. :) I'm going to a yoga class today. Daily I'm doing lots and lots of stretching, foam rolling my calves, using the Footlog for my PF, sleeping in a Strassburg sock, icing my foot 3 times a day and massaging the arch with Arnica. Cross your fingers for me that all this works and I'm doing the right things!
Happy running out there, friends!