Plantar Fasciitis… major road bump

Plantar Fasciitis has been an issue for me in the past. The Plantar fascia is the ligament that connects the heal to the toes. When strained it becomes swollen and is painful. It feels as though you have bruised your heel in some deep, dark, place. It hurts to stand or walk. Plantar Fasciitis is […]

Goals

The more I learn about marathon running the more feasible it becomes. I think I may continue training after my half marathon and prepare for a whole marathon. If you find yourself in this position and are thinking about tackling a marathon, I suggest a visit to Marathon Guide.com. They have the most comprehensive calender […]

Inspiration

Inspiration comes in many forms. I highly recommend the movie, The Spirit of the Marathon. It is a documentary that follows six runners from different backgrounds who are training for the Chicago Marathon. The runners range in ability level from elite to beginners. I found the interviews to be fascinating and enjoyed hearing everyone’s motivation. […]

The Verdict

I am happy to report that after completing my 8 mile long run today, I am grateful that I purchased my shoes a half size larger. I am blister free and didn’t experience any pinching. I don’t think that would be the case if I had purchased shoes in my usual size, 8.5. I suppose […]

Research

I’ve been reading Jeff Galloway’s Marathon You Can Do It!. Galloway is a former Olympian and offers concise and easy to follow information. His training schedules are realistic and he is a pleasurable read. He is in favor of slow and steady training in order to avoid injury. He notes, ” Yes, it’s possible to […]