Sunday, March 18, 2012
... I have stopped counting my Land's End to John O'Groats days.
I will still keep an eye and let you all know when I get there, but I am starting fresh with a new plan today!
Spring is, well... Springing!
And I have decided to celebrate that by getting my team - Finding and Loving Your Inner Tigger - back on track.
To that end, I have started a new challenge there called the Tigger Daily Fifteen Minute Fitness Challenge. It is in Pooh's House. Pooh so loves his stoutness exercises as you know, so it seemed a good idea for Pooh to take charge of our exercise challenges. And being a bear of more-brain-than-some-people-give-him-credi
t-for, he delegates. Which is why Tigger is in charge of this challenge! LOL
The idea is that you do fifteen-minute bursts of exercise. At least one a day, but more if you can manage it. Some of us are very consistent with our exercise, and others need a starting point, and I hope that this challenge will appeal to members at all levels of fitness.
In my case, necessity with my toe issues, means that short bursts of varied exercise is better for me right now than trying to get loads of steps in, and going for long walks. I guess I should thank my foot for inspiring me! LOL
It would seem, incidentally, that I have either overdone the exercise, resulting in what is known as turf foot, or it is the start of RA in my foot, but examinations and x-rays are needed to determine which. In the meantime, I have to limit my exercise to a little bit here and a little bit there. No long walks this week! :-) I can probably make it to the Big Garden tomorrow, but will have to sit while I'm there instead of raking leaves and digging and stuff. That's ok. There is loads of seed planting and stuff to do, so no biggie. :-)
So, Happy Mother's Day to Mums everywhere. Have a wonderful day of pampering, hogging the computer, and nomming on delishus meals prepared by grubby but loving handy-pandys. :-)
Friday, March 16, 2012
So much for my 5 miles per day. Seven days of almost perfect scores and then bam! First TOM decided to throw a spanner in the works, and then my foot threw a wobbly.
TOM I get. TOM is a royal pain every month and causes me grief for two days followed by a complete lack of oomph for a couple of days more. I was expecting that.
My foot, however, is a different matter. I've been getting pain in the base of my big right toe on and off for some dozen or so years, ever since I stubbed my toe biggly time on a Tesco shopping trolley. I can't wear heels because it can set the foot off if I have to bend my toe far enough to get heeled shoes on.
It is ok most of the time, but tends to flare up if I knock my foot, which I think I may have done last week. It eases off overnight to a largely ignorable twinge, but if I walk for a while it starts to ache, and I am practically crippled after a couple of hours. So you can imagine the fun I've had going into town or up to the big Tesco at Highwoods this week! Even the Big Garden was an issue, seeing as I was on my feet for about 4 hours give or take.
It also feels rather like the foot has cramp in the toes, although actual cramp would have me screaming my head off while standing on a cold hard floor, which seems to be the only working cure for me when I get cramp in my foot. (The cold floor being the cure, not the screaming.) :-)
So, aside from the necessary stuff, I've been trying to rest my foot to see if it stops hurting. I hate going to the doctor's, but if it persists I'm going to have to go and present my foot for inspection. The ball of my left foot has also been moaning a bit, though not as much as the right foot, and I suspect it may be partly from me favouring that foot to take some of the weight off the right one.
Can you get arthritis or rheumatism in your feet? Hmmm...
So, as a result, I still have 88.8 miles to walk to get to John O'Groats, and only 15 days to do it. That is nearly 6 miles a day. So I have reached the point where I accept that my target is not going to be reached. But, I am going to be impressively close! :-)
I accept de-feet graciously! :-)
C'est la vie!
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Five miles Sunday, Five miles Monday and now Five and a half miles today! No kidding!
Hooray for Just Dance 3 is all I can say! It is my favourite of the three Just Dance games, and there are a number of songs with specifically aerobic-themed dances, which give me a terrific workout! :-)
Yesterday, to make up my steps, I let the game randomly pick songs until I passed the 11000 step mark. Today, after a Highwoods walk with Sophie, I did the same thing.
Am very tired now. Zzzzzzzz.........
123.3 miles left to walk to John O'Groats. :-) 25 days to do it in.
Can she do it?
I guess time will tell. :-)
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