I haven't been on the treadmill and it shows. It's so bad that I can't feel below my knees, probably because I've been sitting in the same position, with a laptop on my...lap (painfully redundant), and I should really move.
I last used the treadmill the morning before we left for Tahoe. I'd been having pain in my right foot, but I decided to stretch more and ignore it, mostly because I had no other plan. It hurt like I stepped on a Lego, but while I was on the treadmill, it was fine, as long as I didn't slow down. If I ran, then walked, I hobbled. It hasn't been pretty, and it sounded just as ugly because I didn't hold the pain in. I whined.
But I wasn't ready to give up. I walked in Tahoe, we played in the snow, and when we returned home, I worked out with the resistance band, and I cleaned out the garage, but I didn't get on the treadmill and I miss it.
The bad news is that I have (self diagnosed!) planter fasciitis. The good news is that it's improved so much following the advice of Dr. Internet. Since, I've wearing supportive shoes all the time, except for bed, and even in the shower at home. If you've never tried shaving your legs while wearing Crocs, don't. I wore tennis shoes out to dinner twice this weekend, which felt like I gave up and announced it to the world in the form of Nike running shoes worn with jeans and a cashmere sweater. Just wait until the orthopedic band and shoe inserts arrive this week.
Better stretching and supportive shoes have lessened the Lego feeling. It's still there, but it's improved enough that I'm getting back on the treadmill. Which is great because I feel like crap.
Update: I did it! The first nine minutes weren't great, but I went really slowly and by minute 10, I was feeling awesome.