It’s the latest in fashion

That’s what I keep saying when people ask me about the blue tape on my right foot and ankle. I’ve been taping my foot for the past week in an attempt to help heal the mild case of plantar fasciitis I seem to have developed. I’m pretty sure it’s mild as stretching and exercises are helping. And so far I can still walk – just some pain in the morning when I get out of bed.

The tape is KT tape – developed by sports medicine people as a new athletic tape better designed to support muscle groups. Comes in lots of lovely colors – although my local WalMart only had a few choices. I’ve been running in it and wearing it 24 hours. The tape is not going to “cure” the problem but does provide a lightweight way to support to the muscles. I’ve been happy with the results so far.

A friend whose husband has suffered from a bad case of plantar fasciitis commented on it the other day. When I told her what it was, she said bluntly, “Well that’s not going to help.” Her husband has spent a lot of money on a boot and shoe inserts and such. I said – well let’s start with $8 tape roll and see. I’m hopeful.

Of course my poor fashion sense is nothing compared to the guy I saw out running yesterday. He was in what must be the Speedo equivalent of running shorts for men. No shirt.  Fine – lots of fit guys like to run shirtless (for self-promotion or whatever). But his rather large belly made it challenging to *ahem* see the front of his shorts…..something I can never “unsee” unfortunately.  Hey, I’m all for running in what makes you comfortable – but please be considerate and don’t try to make others feel uncomfortable when they see more of you than they’d like.