I like to stand at the computer, at least when I’m working at home. It makes me feel more alert, and ideally I do a bit of stretching in the process, rather than scrunching up my shoulders in “work-station pose” (a stress-inducing, anti-yoga posture for sure).
But lately I’ve developed some heel soreness that I think can be traced to a tendency to plant most of my weight on my left heel when I’m on the computer. Even worse, I often do this while standing on concrete!
Naturally this has been a concern, given that I’m training for a marathon. But remembering what the doc told me a decade or so ago when I battled plantar fasciitis in both heels for months, I’ve been very careful lately to slip on Crocs the instant I get out of bed so I’m not walking anywhere barefoot. And that, along with adjusting my computer habits, seems to be helping.
Though I had a little heel soreness on a 7-mile run early last week, I haven’t noticed it much on more recent runs, including yesterday’s 6-mile speed workout. I like to think my Newtons have something to do with that, as well. I am really loving these shoes. They have fantastic shock absorption.