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The Ten Step Plan to escape the pain of Plantar Fasciitis Thumbnail

There have been times over the last few years when I thought my running days were over. I’ve been so crippled by the pain of plantar fasciitis that I’ve had to use hiking poles to get into work and at it’s worst I’ve resorted to moving around the house on my hands and knees. Plantar [...]

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Custom Insoles from Profeet Fulham

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Profeet is a custom insole, gait analysis and specialist footwear shop based in Fulham and as they have a marathon sponsorship package running at the moment I thought I would invest in their top of the range 3D analysis service and bag £20 for the Samaritans. The shop was bustling and seemed to be set [...]

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The Happy Magazine

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My London Marathon acceptance mag dropped through the front door on Friday. It wasn't unexpected as I'd had to defer from last years event due to a frustrating struggle with plantar fasciitis but it has come around frighteningly quickly. I'm still supposedly trying to rest my way out of heel pain but now the mag [...]

Challenges Injury London Marathon Running

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The Square One Tavern Plan

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My enforced rest from running was initiated by a trip to a pub. Me and my good lady gathered around a couple of pints of Wandle, pulled out the Moleskin and jotted down a recovery plan to rid me of plantar fasciitis for good and set me right for my already deferred entry to the [...]

Injury Running


The Stick and Other Methods of Torture

The Stick and Other Methods of Torture Thumbnail

I've been using The Stick ever since I suffered with a painful muscular injury to my hamstrings. It has a very simple design - a slightly flexible plastic stick around which a set of plastic spindles can independently rotate. It is these spindles that work on your muscles to ease out knots and release tension. [...]

First Aid Gadgets Injury Reviews


Pool Running for the Injured

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The enforced running respite has resulted in a very slight improvement to my plantar fasciitis pain so I'm motivated to keep up with the recommendations from my podiatrist. I've stuck to the stretches, swapped the running with cycling and been wearing the temporary insoles in my trainers. The only remedial action left to tick off [...]

Injury Running Swimming


Plantar Fasciitis and General Running Woes

My running outlook is looking grim again but I'm not completely despondent. I feel the opportunity for experimentation. The sort of experimentation that probably got me into this mess in the first place but blogging fodder nonetheless. I've just been to see my latest running guru and as expected it has resulted in yet another [...]

Barefoot Injury Running


Press ups for June

Having spent the entire day hobbling with my dastardly plantar fasciitis I decided it would be wise to take a day off the running. Yesterdays barefoot treadmill run didn't help matters at all. Barefoot running was supposed to offer a miracle cure for plantar fasciitis but I don't think I have perfected my barefoot form. [...]

Challenges Juneathon Running

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Views on Nike Free 3.0 as a Transition Shoe

Views on Nike Free 3.0 as a Transition Shoe Thumbnail

Somewhere along the line I seem to have developed a shoe fetish. I started off in life with a classic shoe phobia and made it into adulthood with a pair of red wellies and a work shoe. An interest in sport increased my repertoire but even then I managed to live in a pair of [...]

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