Outdoor Running Adventures

Running in northern BC with my dog Kobi

Is it Really October Already?


dog and person

Autumn is already done for us

It’s been a while!  Seems I start all my posts like that lately.

I think I’ve been negligent in posting anything because I haven’t really been running much.  Turns out I have a heel spur and because I prefer to live in denial and often believe that you can run off most injuries, I kept running.  Apparently that doesn’t help heel spurs.  Who knew??

dog in the woods

Random photo – Dog on a log

I finally dealt with reality and was able to make the 4 hour trek south to see my physiotherapist.  He’s awesome because he gets us runner types and always tells me how we’re the worst group when it comes to dealing with injuries.  It also helps that he’s a runner.  I take his advice mostly because of that.  He told me about 8 times that I would need at least 4-6 weeks off running and jumping.  He also shoved 4 really long needles into my heel and attached an electrical current to them two days in a row.  If that doesn’t make you listen, I don’t know much else that will.


Needles and electrical current. What fun!!

He’s getting me some carbon fibre shoe inserts that will provide a little indent for the sharp bony hook growing out of the centre of my heel.  Just the fact that they’re carbon fibre means I will be faster and stronger right?  I won’t mention how much they cost, but they are carbon fibre!!

In other news I’ve been having many walking adventures with Kobi, she runs, I walk or sometimes ride my bike.  If you follow me on Instagram (which everyone should – outdoorrunning) you will have seen that #flatkobi came along on a trek to the coast of BC with me.  She had fun.  It was so hard being in an absolutely epic place to run without my wing girl and not being able to run.  That was absolute torture.

dog at Tofino

Flat Kobi at the beach. The beach I could not run.

I’m currently in week 5 of recovery and will likely take one more week off before I attempt to run again.

Injuries really suck as you all can relate to I’m sure.  Anyhoo, maybe next week I’ll be running and posting again??

Know anyone else with a sharp bony hook growing out of their heel bone?  If you do and they have had a positive outcome, please tell me.  If they had to give up running and life as they knew it, please don’t tell me, just lie.  Thanks!!  Happy Halloween!!!

Author: Angie

I live in northern British Columbia, Canada. I found my dog Kobi in 2011 when she was only 5 weeks old and we've been having running adventures ever since.

17 thoughts on “Is it Really October Already?

  1. Injuries are the worst! It seems like you’re staying fairly positive though! I had a stress fracture last year and had to take a total of 3 months off. It was absolute torture. Just plan an even stronger comeback, right? 🙂

    As for the intro of your post, I feel the same way! I am attempting to become more diligent about it though!

    • Three months off would have been tough! I think when something is broken or fractured you have no choice but to rest! I have had some ‘dark’ moments where I’m convinced I will never run again, but I try not to let those take hold. If I had taken 2-3 weeks off 2 months ago, I’d likely be running now. Live and learn!

      It’s hard to stay consistent with posts sometimes. Life just gets in the way 😊😊

  2. Aw, that sucks. Get better soon.

  3. Rest and Recover. You’ll be back to running, and gain strength from the time off. Always works that way. Always will. Stay strong!

    • Wise words! I think injuries impair our logic centres in the brain as well as it’s hard to believe we’ll ever get better. 6 weeks in the grand scheme of things isn’t really that long, just feels like it in the moment.

      • And it’ll feel like forever as it’s passing. Strengthen everything else and you’ll be prepared when the healing time is done…and you’ll feel so much better. That’s the problem with us runners. We know that rest is good and healthy and part of the training cycle… but it takes an injury flooring us before we actually get the rest our body wants! 🙂 Hope your healing goes quickly.

      • So true and just what I need to hear! I hope I’m back out there soon, but will have to take it day by day! Thanks for the support and great advice!!

  4. Brutal!
    6 weeks feels like an eternity to a runner, but you are ALMOST there, and congrats for perceivering thru and NOT running. Hope it mends and your back at it soon.

    • I hope I’m back soon too. I have 2 good days and then a bad day so I’m not sure what to think sometimes. At least I’m walking normal and not hobbling like I was 4 weeks ago!!

  5. Angie, this has got to be so tough, and I am truly sorry. I don’t know anything about heel spurs, but just the sound of it, makes me think of pain.
    Hopefully you will be back running real soon! 🙂

  6. Hope your next few weeks go by fast!

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