Showing posts from October, 2016


Never in a million years did I ever think I would have suffered from plantar fasciitis. I had never even heard of the term before and I'm going to lie, I had to google the name and have Siri say it to me so I knew how to pronounce it. But that's what happened to me in the fall of 2016. Shortly after running my first 5K, in 2016, I was excited to sign up for more races. So I kept running and tried signing up for more Disney races. The next was in November but I was not able to get in as the race filled up very quickly. Around mid summer I began to experience some pain in me feet after my runs. But I didn't think anything of it, I thought it was just sourness. However, that changed when in August, after running the Castaway 5K, I was unable to walk. I was unable to plant my right foot down without being extreme pain. When I got back home the pain was so bad I couldn't stand or walk. I decided to see a podiatrist to figure out why I was in so much so much


After running my first race, Disney Princess 5K, I decided that, as much as I hate running, I wanted to keep it up and do more races.  I was excited to sign up for a couple of upcoming races at Disney, but unfortunately within hours of registration opening, they sold out. I was very disappointed, signing up for races is what would keep me motivated to get out and run. A friend told me about a couple of 5K’s she’s run, the Diva 5K in St. Augustine, FL and the Castaway Cay 5K at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay (Disney Cruise Line). I was able to sign up for the Diva 5K, which I will be running in December. And, I was lucky enough to get on a last minute, end of the summer, 3 night Disney Cruise. I was going to be able to run the Castaway Cay 5K!  And just like that I had two more races this year. This race is great because 1. it’s a Disney race, 2. it’s free and 3. it’s on a beautiful Bahamian island. Signing up for the race is simple, once aboard the