There is a bright side to my plantar fasciitis injury…
If you have read my blog for longer than 2 minutes, you have probably noticed I’m a creature of habit. I’m the biggest fan of routine, and once I find something I like, I stick with it (aka running). This injury pushed me into trying something new and without it, I’m not sure I would have jumped into the Peloton stuff like I have now. I have found that I really love it, and Andrew does too (he is pedalingBARON if you want to be his friend).
I did not think my October would be filled with bike shoes instead of my trail shoes!
The bike is getting a lot of quality time with us. I’m also loving the fact that I don’t have to be stressed about flying over my handlebars like I do on a mountain bike.
Back to plantar fasciitis talk, it is doing much better. I’ll continue to wait to run on it because my doctor told me to, but it is nice to walk around pain-free again. The cortisone shot made the most significant difference for me, but I think the other thing helping me the most is wearing the night boot ALL night long. I could only wear it for the first few nights for about an hour because it was hurting so bad, but I’ve worked up to wearing it all night now.
I’ve realized that I sleep better with the boot when I sleep positioned like this rather than sleeping with my body straight on my back with my toes pointed up. PS everyone needs a weighted blanket this time of year.
Amelia Boone shared that the splint is what keeps her plantar happy too.
It’s incredible how the hot tub can change her mood in half of a second. There was ice on top of the cover, which meant we experienced chilled cheeks and warm bodies, and that feels so right.
Beck just follows her around any chance that he can.
And once he was down for a nap, we made these cookies together.
Skye even made a tiny one for Beck and put it at his seat for him to eat when he woke up.
We collected leaves.
And loved staying home all day until it was time to pick up Brooke and Knox.
WINNER dinner recipe—> 5-Ingredient Chicken Stuffed Peppers
I’m off for 72 hours without any kids (my first time leaving Beck)! Jessie invited me to go with her to NYC a few months ago and Andrew is the best for making it possible. Jessie and I met at BYU Hawaii in 2006. We both went to school there without any friends and met the first day. I am so so excited.
Has a night splint helped anyone else with any plantar/foot problems?
Any must-eats in NYC?! We are mostly going to eat 7 meals a day so this is very important;)
-PS we were also planning on getting in a lot of running while in Central Park but instead, I’ll be walking:)
Last cookie that you had… and how was it?
Have you been sleeping well lately?