In the attempt of trying not to die before 40 I've made some healthier changes lately. I gave up smoking last year, and then subsequently gained about 15 pounds. So now in order to try to lose that weight and then some, I decided to start running again for the first time in nearly 7 years. The problem? Incredible foot pain. I've been fighting plantar fasciitiss for months, and couldn't figure out a cure until now.