Saturday, April 11, 2009

Yesterday, Suzanna, Leslie and I ran in the Palisades in Calistoga. It is only about 30 minutes from my house, so I am really surprised that I haven't run there before. It was a beautiful run with a lot of hiking thrown in. There was so much technical trails that it was more of a hike than anything. We ended running about 18 miles. I am excited about going there again. Unfortunately, my legs felt like lead and my sore heel was really tender. The rocky trail was very unforgiving on my sore feet. Something is going on with both of my feet and I am planning on making an appointment to see a foot doctor on Monday.

Today I ran for about an hour in Annadel and felt good. I stopped a few times to stretch my achilles as I don't know if that has anything to do with my sore heel. It's starting to make me nervous because it is really painful.

Tomorrow is Easter and we will spend the day with family eating and hiding Easter eggs. It will be fun to connect with everyone and to watch the little kids find eggs that are hidden in the pasture. No rain is in the forecast so it should be sunny. I hope your Easter is a good one too.


Bob - said...

Happy Easter Kelly, love the pics looks like a cool place to train....hope ur Achilles recovers well.

HappyTrails said...

The pictures are beautiful - makes me want to go there and find that trail! Hoping for good news and recovery on the foot. Happy Easter!
BTW - any updates on your mom???

Drs. Cynthia and David said...

The Palisades look intriguing. Gotta try that some day!

How's your heel doing? Is it plantar fasciatis or something else? Stretching the achilles is supposed to help with that, but you may need to try one of those devices you wear in your sleep to keep it stretched. Maybe it's time to include some pool running or some low impact training to see if that makes a difference. You could run in a pool with the sun on your back at least!

I hate the aches that become most noticeable when I try to sleep too. I've had to resort to NSAIDs some nights to sleep, but its getting better again.
Also, you might enjoy this presentation:

It's long but very interesting. He talks about the benefits of vitamin D supplementation in many disorders, including autoimmune disorders. Apparently us older types don't generate the same amounts from sun exposure as we did when we were young, and you could be deficient.

Hope to see you on the trails soon! (as you blow past!)


meredith said...

So glad that you had a camera for the run :) I hope you got in with the doctor and recover quickly! I am working hard so that I stand a chance to run behind you for a little while in a few weeks! See you soon. mer