Good running trails are like children. They give you ups and downs and just when you think you’ve got it down, there’s something major to stumble over. They tire you out and push you beyond reason and yet, you always wake up and do it again next day. Why? Because nothing worth doing isn’t a little tough during the doing of it.
So how does one pick between children or narrow down their flock? Answer is, you don’t. For me there are thousands of completely worthy trails I’ve yet to make the acquaintance of and I can’t objectively say the ones below are tops; it’s like saying my family’s Thanksgiving recipes are better than yours (which they aren’t, trust me). Comparing your passion to another’s is sacred and slippery ground.
Plantar fasciitis is the root of all heel pain for runners and affects an estimated 15 percent of 50 million who lace ‘em up worldwide.
The plantar fascia is the taut tissue that makes up the arch of the foot and attaches the heel to the base of the toes. A burning or pulling sensation underfoot (think hot coals or a shooting pain) is a key warning sign of plantar fasciitis.