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Half Marathon Training Round 2!

Well, here I go again! 
Today marks the first day of round 2 of half marathon training as I prepare for Rock n' Roll Philadelphia in September.

As you might know, I've been dealing with a little case of plantar fasciitis for...3 months or so which has really put a damper on some things. But, I'm really throwing caution to the wind with this (stupid maybe...) and I'm going for it!

So today was my first run- 3.5 miles in all. Nothing to write home about and I felt pretty good. But what I came home to is even more exciting to me!

I came home to a lovely package in the mail from the AWESOME people at Kendall GelThotics. I had gotten in contact with them when I read about their new insoles and how they provide the highest level of shock absorption and support for heel pain, plantar fasciitis, as well as some other foot problems. We talked for a little bit and I told them about my own bout with plantar fasciitis and how I'm starting to train again. And wouldn't you k…


As a physical therapist I'm always in your corner. I work my butt off to help get you better while gently reminding you of some safety strategies and other ways to modify your activity so you might not get hurt again.

What happens when the physical therapist gets injured though? That should be a slam dunk case, right? Oh, if only I were a good patient though!

I am a NOTORIOUSLY bad patient. I think all therapists (or maybe like 99.9%) of them are. We know WHAT to do, but don't want to do it ourselves. 
Should I stop running for a little? Yup.  Will I? Nope, this half marathon isn't going to train itself! 
I've written in the past about listening to my body and being all zen with it and stuff. But what if I don't want to do that anymore? I just want to run damnit! Plantar fasciitis be damned! 
So, moral of the story is...Be Like Bill. Be a good patient. Don't be a Sara :) Your therapist will thank you! 

-Happy Running!