I used the yellow KT tape PRO for the heel taping. Keeping a tight hold on my heel so that the fat pad on my heel doesn't hurt. Then I put on one strip of regular KT tape around my arch to support the fascia. I put it on one hour before I went to the gym so that it was warmed up and stuck to my foot.
If you have the choice between Pro and regular KT tape, get the PRO! I have resisted because it is so much more expensive but it is also so much better. I finally took off the old stuff I put on almost a week ago! It doesn't hurt to take it off either. It's silky and doesn't catch on socks, etc. Definitely worth every penny. Now I wish I had it in every color!
It felt good just getting in running gear. I took this picture right in front of my living room window and the snow is SO bright it almost washed out the picture.
I went Lululemon! Tank and capri's with the long sleeve that I love so much.
Did I mention that I received 125.00 in gift cards to Lululemon for Christmas?? Thinking I might go get a cute outfit for next weeks Ragnar in Key West Florida.
Because of the cold and snow I went to the gym. I don't wear my running shoes to run errands and as soon as I changed into my beautiful pink Asics it was magical! Even if I had to switch over my new inserts from shoe to shoe. It felt awesome!
I started very slow at 12 min/miles and every 2 minutes I increased the speed a little. I ran the 3 miles that was part of the plan and came in under 11 min/miles total. It took me about 32:30. I warmed up really well along with stretching and did some stretching after. My foot felt a little sore but it didn't hurt as much as it does when I just stand on it.
I came home and after making dinner I elevated and iced it along with some ibuprofen. I have to say it feels OK. I will continue to stretch it and elevate it and hopefully tomorrow it will be in good shape too!
I plan on running 5 miles on Saturday and then 6-8 miles on Monday. I leave around midnight Monday for Florida and I will just chill until Friday when the race starts. My legs are 3.4 miles/8.1 miles/2.7 miles. I might be a little slow for the 8 miler, but I think I'll do just fine. Then I can collect my TWO bad ass medals!!
Do you get super excited when you get back to running?