Ouch! The High Cost of Injury

the intersection of shopping and injury treatment

“Reclaimed” golf ball from Sports Authority:           $1.00
Ice pack from Sports Authority:                                $3.49
Strassburg sock from PR Running:                            $38.49*
Arch-supporting clogs from The Walking Store:     $153.39**
Healing this heel so training gets back on track:      Priceless

Ouch! Double ouch! Plantar fasciitis is both painful and pricey! 

Excuse me while I roll out my arch on the reclaimed golf ball (i.e. already used–yes they sell already used gold balls at Sports Authority!), ice it with my new flexible ice pack then promptly place it back in its clog lest its arch feel unsupported and sink to deeper levels of pain. The sock is a unique contraption which I’ve yet to fully figure out–but it doesn’t get deployed ’til bedtime so I’ve hours til then 🙂

* The good people at PR Running gave me a 10 percent discount because I’m a charity runner for Children’s Hospital. Thanks, PR Running! 🙂

** Disclaimer: As you can see in the pic, I actually got two pairs…okay, so I didn’t really need two pairs…but the second pair was on clearance and an additional 50 percent off when you bought one pair at full price…so that’s a bargain, right? Plus Pair #2 has cute little flowers on them…and when you’re buying extremely unsexy clunky clogs any feminine flourish can help. And then I really needed to get the special beeswax sealer to protect this investment….so it’s two pairs plus beeswax 🙂

Enjoy the day and watch those arches people! Hoping this is a quick-fix that gets me ready for next weekend’s 20-mile race in Salem, Mass. Given my injury my coach had me truncate yesterday’s planned 18-miler by ten whole miles, which makes me intensely nervous and eager to get back on track!

– Christine

About garmin_girl

I'm a 40-something single mother of three--two great human girls and one four-legged Dalmatian banshee--who is hellbent on swimming, biking and running straight through my midlife crisis. Care to tag along? Crazy loves company! ;)
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2 Responses to Ouch! The High Cost of Injury

  1. Andy McPhee says:

    Oh, you poor kid. And I mean that both ways!

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