Speed bumps are something that are designed to slow traffic down. Some were recently put in an area I travel frequently and I admit that I find them highly annoying. They do slow everyone down, so I guess they are doing what they were designed to do.
I've hit a "speed bump" in my training. I'm definitely finding it annoying. My training was going along great, and then I did that long almost 9 mile walk and my left foot has been complaining ever since. The heel now hurts when I walk any distance and from the best information I can get (without having gone to the doctor yet) it is very likely to be plantar fascitis. I am starting by icing and using ibuprofin to reduce inflamation and I've also taken a break from walking distances for now. I'm antsy as a result. I know "real" training hasn't started yet, but I'm not happy about losing my momentum.
Hopefully, resting, paying more attention to allowing my shoes to "recover" after a longer walk (i.e. switching from one pair to another on subsequent days -- this is why I bought three pairs!) will result in this pain going away. If not, I'll be talking to my doctor and see the podiatrist if necessary. I am determined to do this walk. I will find a way to keep going.
My point is that while speed bumps may slow us down and annoy us and we often wish they didn't exist, they do not generally keep you from reaching your destination. Recognize the speed bump for what it is, go with it, "slow down" and before you know it you will be back up to speed and will be able to continue your journey.
Fundraising: Total: $3,020.00
Training: 5 miles in 1 hour 55 minutes
Total miles to date: 225.5