Training or Recovering…Who Knows…
I’m hesitant to continue to call my issue an injury. It is mysteriously getting better. As mysterious as it appeared, it seems to be disappearing. I really won’t complain about that though…As I said on Friday, while I still feel soreness, it is definitely going away. So I guess that is good news.
When I got deep tissue massage number 4 (two weeks ago), my masseuse also recommended using a spiky tennis ball and yoga block. I would be able to put the most pressure onto my foot and break up more scar tissue. That is something I have been really working on as of late. I can honestly say being proactive, stretching and doing this routine twice daily (as well as foam rolling) has loosened up my muscles a lot. I have noticed the biggest improvement in my foot in the last two weeks. I think it’s a huge reason I’m recovering like I am.
I sit with the block behind me and my arms propped on it. I then just roll my calves. It normally hurts (for me) a lot more than normal foam rolling. Then I massage both plantar fascia. I’ll do a long post and collect everything I’ve been doing to get rid of this issue sometime next week.
I actually find the spiked ball digs into my arch deeper than a normal tennis, golf or lacrosse ball.
|Tuesday:||Easy Run||Nike Training Club Core|
|Thursday:||Easy Run with 10 second striders||Nike Training Club Ab Burner|
|Friday:||Cross Training||Nike Training Club Core|
|Sunday:||Hopefully Longest run (around 2 hours?|
If things keep going the way they are, I’m confident that my lingering soft tissue damage will go away. I wish I could tell you I got a definitive answer…but I still haven’t. Seeing as I’m not feeling pain, I guess that isn’t a problem either.
I have been keeping my exact mileage off my social media accounts for a number of reasons. One, I’m not running with a watch. I don’t actually know where my watch is right now…it’s somewhere in the house
Questions for you:
How are you proactive in recovering?
Have you ever had an undiagnosed or mysterious injury that seemed to disappear?