The Story Behind FitOldDog’s Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Roadmap

The Story Behind FitOldDog's Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Roadmap

MY EXCRUCIATING PLANTAR FASCIITIS JOURNEY About seven years ago, I was training for the Lake Placid Ironman. All was going well. I awoke one fine morning. Stepped onto the floor. I thought I had a glass spike in my heel. A stabbing knife in my heel! I sat back down, somewhat surprised. I was training pretty hard, it's true. But I didn’t have the usual symptoms of overtraining. You know! Short temper. Unable to ... Read more

It’s Time To Phase Out Factory Farms, And Finish My Next Book!

It's Time To Phase Out Factory Farms, And Finish My Next Book!

Factory: "A building or group of buildings where goods are manufactured or assembled chiefly by machine.​" Farm: "An area of land and its buildings used for growing crops and rearing animals, typically under the control of one owner or manager.​" When we slaughter animals for food, unnecessarily, we kill our innate human kindness. When we treat animals as 'goods' in a factory, we lose touch with our ... Read more

Screw Aging Or Is It Ageing? Just Balance Your Life, As Things Happen! And Happen They Will!

Screw Aging Or Is It Ageing? Just Balance Your Life, As Things Happen! And Happen They Will!

As aging progresses, things happen. Some of those things aren't so pleasant. Your job is to overcome them, move on, and provide inspiration to those following you in the river of life. As we age our priorities may change. But inside, we're still kids who want to play and have fun. I feel bad when I see older people all slumped over. Looking as though their life is empty. Ageism is real, same as gravity. Deal ... Read more

Plantar Fasciitis, A Progressive Nociceptive Disease

Plantar Fasciitis, A Progressive Nociceptive Disease

Nociception (also nocioception or nociperception, from latin nocere 'to harm or hurt') is the encoding and processing of harmful stimuli in the nervous system, and, therefore, the ability of a body to sense potential harm. Wikipedia. As a veterinary research pathologist (FYI - BVSc, PhD, Dip ACVP), my job is to ferret out the underlying mechanisms of disease. This led to the postulated disease progression ... Read more

Cooking’s Like Training: Know Your Oven, Know Your Body!

Cooking's Like Training: Know Your Oven, Know Your Body!

The successful application of a training recipe (plan), as with a food recipe, requires adjustment for actual conditions. No two ovens, or human bodies, are the same. When following a recipe that involves baking or roasting in an oven, you'll need to adjust the temperature setting for your oven. I learned to cook, by trial and error. As I love cooking, I achieved a reasonable level of skill. Especially when ... Read more

Can’t Afford A Full-Time Ironman Coach? Compromise With A Plan On Training Peaks

Can't Afford A Full-Time Ironman Coach? Compromise With A Plan On Training Peaks

Being on a fixed income, and yet to make a profit with my business, I have to watch my spending. This doesn't leave room for a full-time Ironman coach. I already save plenty of expense, by camping at races. I learned a lot from my previous coaches. So I was conflicted, as I considered the best approach to training for my next race. The 2016 Louisville, Ironman, in October. After searching the web, I opted for ... Read more

I Wondered Why Most Doctors Are Clueless About Plantar Fasciitis, FitOldDog, Veterinarian

I Wondered Why Most Doctors Are Clueless About Plantar Fasciitis, FitOldDog, Veterinarian

"...veterinarians receive five times more education for pain than physicians." Mary E. Lynch, MD FRCP, President, Canadian Pain Society When it comes to plantar fasciitis, one man's meat is another man's poison!  Plantar fasciitis has been both caused and cured by running, shoe inserts, and pregnancy. I think vets know more about pain than most human doctors, for two reasons. (1) Because we receive more ... Read more

Conflict Resolution For Meat-Based Versus Plant-Based Humans

Conflict Resolution For Meat-Based Versus Plant-Based Humans

To resolve conflict, e.g. meat-based versus plant-based, focus on your similarities, rather than differences. Move from static to dynamic tension. A few years ago, I accepted joint responsibility for a multimillion-dollar drug-safety program. My co-leader, let's call her Cathy, worked on a site a few hundred miles away. It was our job to work together, to make a success of this investment. We met. Conflict ... Read more

Disclaimer: this publication does not provide medical advice. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.