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Day 244: Curses! Foiled by my Foot!

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!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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CARLA-216 3/19/2012 1:42PM

    I hope your poor foot feels better soon! I have had my share of foot pain over the years so I feel for you, dear.

I love the pics...I needed a giggle today!

xoxo
Carla

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MAURIZIA 3/17/2012 8:55PM

  Lexie, sorry to read of your foot injury. Hope it gets to feeling better.

Hugs.

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MNOT2THICK 3/17/2012 2:57PM

    So sorry to hear about your foot. Hope you feel better soon. Got rid of Tom years ago.

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BOVEY63 3/17/2012 11:54AM

    Hope your foot feels better soon.
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I know what you mean about TOM. I was going to start 28-Day Bootcamp last Monday but had to wait until Tuesday because I was so miserable.

Awesome pics as usual!
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NIXY72 3/17/2012 9:27AM

    Definitely time to get it checked out. There's no sense living with pain.... hopefully it can be fixed :)

Have a wonderful day my SparkFriend! Maybe some green beer to forget your troubles?
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ZURDTA- 3/17/2012 6:32AM

    Sounds like the doctors would be a good idea...

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NEW-CAZ 3/17/2012 3:42AM

    Lexie get yourself to your Dr hun, hope it's nothing serious and it starts improving. emoticon

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_LINDA 3/17/2012 2:43AM

    Wow! I have been suffering the same thing, cramp starting in my big toe and running up my leg. Nasty business. I have been also having pain in the base of my big toes, and yes, sadly, its due to my RA. One of my Spark buddies said I have 'trigger toe' and the cure for it was a cortisone injection. Not sure I want that, I am a pin cushion enough as it is..But I will see what my Dr. has to say next week. I am under the constant care of a podiatrist as I have a lot of problems with my feet and the orthotics don't help all of it.
Sorry it got in the road of your streak :((
Hope you feel better soon..
Hugs
Linda xxx

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Day 243: Some Days You Hold the Can and Some Days You Wear the String!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Enjoy both! :-)

www.jigidi.com/puzzle.php?id=HHU7YBN
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Have a great day!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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CARLA-216 3/16/2012 10:02AM

    Cute! I like to do those Jigidi puzzles from time to time, thanks to you!

Hope you have a great day!

xoxo
Carla

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NEW-CAZ 3/15/2012 2:18PM

    I am an ardent fan of the site thanks to you dear Lexie although it nearly ended in divorce- remember emoticon emoticon

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YOYONOMORE1 3/15/2012 1:51PM

    I tried, but am not good at puzzles. We are having beautiful weather here, up in the 70's very unusual for this time of year. Have a great Thursday. Me and my friend went for a lovely walk this morning.

Hugs,
Shirl

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BOVEY63 3/15/2012 12:14PM

    Love these puzzles! Have a wonderful day Lexie!
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Day 238: Target Smashed so far this week!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

I've walked and danced a LOT this week!

Sunday 4th March = 11100 steps
Monday 5th March = 11560 steps
Tuesday 6th March 12553 steps
Wednesday 7th March = 12087 steps
Thursday 8th March = 11490 steps
Friday 9th March = 11334 steps

I've been flying! :-)

If I can do it again today I'll be really happy!





I'm grinning from ear to ear as it is! :-)





Changing the subject...

The Alibi channel here in the UK has been re-running Due South from the beginning of the first series, and a few days ago we had what is probably my favourite episode. This is the song from the episode - Ride Forever - with Paul gross and the late, great Leslie Nielsen singing their hearts out.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu4krJJkkIs&
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Just wanted to share. :-)





Enjoy your weekend!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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SCREWIE 3/14/2012 6:08PM

    Woohoo! You're doing great with your steps :)))

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CARLA-216 3/13/2012 11:15AM

    You are getting those steps in big time, Lex! Way to go!

xoxo
Carla

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CHEVY63 3/13/2012 10:36AM

    Great job on the fitness - hope the weekend was a good one! Also loved your pictures - you make me laugh!!!

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BOVEY63 3/11/2012 4:06PM

    Awesome job on your steps Lexie!
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Have a wonderful week!
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MAURIZIA 3/11/2012 4:21AM

  WOOHOO on those steps, Lexie! I love "Due South."May have to check Netflix...thanks for reminding me...

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_LINDA 3/10/2012 1:17PM

    Wow!! You are a stepping machine!! You really want to make that distance of five miles a day!! Good on you!!
I never knew Leslie sang, how about that, and he is a good old Canadian boy!
Thanks for sharing!!
Keep up the fantastic work!!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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LOVESLIFE48 3/10/2012 9:12AM

    I loved Leslie also!!! emoticon You are going great!! Keep up the graet work!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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YOYONOMORE1 3/10/2012 9:06AM

    I like the line from the movie Airplane where he says "and don't call me Shirley(surely)" my DH likes his movies, he was a funny man.

Lexie you are doing fantastic with your steps, wow!

Have a great weekend.

That is a cool video, thanks for sharing.

Hugs,
Shirl


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GOPINTOS 3/10/2012 7:21AM

    Good job!
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NEW-CAZ 3/10/2012 7:15AM

    Loved Leslie Lex, such a funny man, I remember a scene with Prissica Presley once and I was in stitches!
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Day 235: Three days in a row! I'm on fire!

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. :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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CJANSEN40 3/14/2012 8:50PM

    Great job! I hope I get to see this continue

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_LINDA 3/7/2012 12:52AM

    Wow! That is impressive! You are really rolling!
Keep up the great work!!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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WANDAH3 3/6/2012 8:29PM

    Way to go! I'm impressed...you'll be passing me in no time *grin*

Hugs,
Wanda

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You are doing fabulous!

Hugs,
Shirl

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SCREWIE 3/6/2012 6:27PM

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Send a postcard :D

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CARLA-216 3/6/2012 3:13PM

    Awesome job, Lex!

Go Lex...go Lex...go Lex! emoticon

xoxo
Carla

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BOVEY63 3/6/2012 1:29PM

    Way to go Lexie!
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Day 233: I managed 5 miles yesterday!

Monday, March 05, 2012

Hee hee! It was a close run thing, because by dinner time last night I was still around 700 steps short of the 11000 that makes five miles on my system. But a little Leslie Sansone-styley walking while watching Grey's Anatomy popped me over the target. My legs weren't thrilled, it has to be said, being as I'd already done 106 minutes of dancing with the Wii and walking with Leslie Sansone earlier in the day, but I was delighted in spite of their moaning! :-)



Thanks to The Big Garden and a trip to Waitrose I have 8761 steps under my belt so far today, and I plan to do some Wii dancing to get the rest very shortly. :-)



And talking of the Big garden, I had a surprise today...

Tara announced as I was leaving the house that she would pop by the garden after she had nipped to Waitrose for some biscuits! Shocked I was, because no amount of cajoling had persuaded her to join me up there before now. Then the bubble burst... She said she would only be popping by to let me know she was on her way home!!!

Now, let's think this through logically... :-)

Waitrose is a ten minute walk from the house, but a 25 minute walk from the Big Garden. So 'popping by' isn't really an accurate statement. :-) It's not exactly like she would have been passing the gate.

Tara has a mobile phone, so if she wanted me to know she was headed home, she could ring me. :-)

It was pouring with rain, which is not a weather option Tara is exactly fond of, especially when it is accompanied by 20 mile an hour winds, low temps and sleet!

But sure enough, she turned up about half past ten, damp but grinning from ear to ear, so pleased with herself for doing it all alone! Awesomeness! :-)

And she really enjoyed herself. :-)

We were huddled in the polytunnel because of the weather, and were making seed pots out of newspaper. I was making cone-shaped pots, and a couple of other people were using a special tool for shaping pot-shaped pots. I showed Tara how to make the cones, and she set to with a will, earning herself a nice cup of tea for her hard work. :-) We left a little early, because by noon the polytunnel was very full of people and Tara isn't the biggest fan of crowds of people, but she really enjoyed herself, and wants to go up there again. :-)

We were pretty soggy by the time we got home, but cold and windy though it is currently, I'm just happy that the snow we got didn't stick. It was too wet and not cold enough. Yay!!! :-)

Of course we really need the rain, so I refuse to moan about it. :-)



Well, Tara is hovering, the dinner's in the slow cooker (an experimental mix of sausages, bean salad, courgettes, mushroom, and chunks of Jerusalem artichoke in a tomato and onion sauce), and the Wii is calling me .. after we've watched Pointless though. Do love that show! :-)

So, I'm off to record my exercise efforts and work on my steps. :-)

Catch you later! :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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_LINDA 3/6/2012 12:49AM

    What a fantastic day all around!! Absolutely wonderful Tara joined you at the Big Garden :))) Getting all those steps in!
You are back with a vengeance!!
Hope you and Tara have many more good days to come!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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BOVEY63 3/5/2012 9:03PM

    How awesome that Tara joined you and you had such a nice time together at the garden.
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Great job on the steps and working out!
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YOYONOMORE1 3/5/2012 6:39PM

    Good job on the all the steps and exercise. That's nice Tara decided to join you and it sounds like you both had some fun. Glad to see you on hear, mom finally got some puter time, lol.

Hugs,
Shirl

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CARLA-216 3/5/2012 3:33PM

    I love that Tara joined you in the Big Garden. That put a big smile on my face!

Your dinner sounds mighty tasty. Making me hungry!

xoxo
Carla

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ANNEMAC5 3/5/2012 2:34PM

    Great blog as always, You sound better looks like you found your get up and go (mine is still lost). Glad Tara decided to join you even if she did it in her own round about way. Hopefully she will join you again. Dinner sounds lovely, yum .
It has felt really cold to-day, wet and windy hope it improves tomorrow as I have the day off. I was at the hospice in Colchester last Thursday, sunny day but was only there for a 3-5 meeting so no free time. Hopefully we can sort out a day this month to meet up for that walk.
Anne :)

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NEW-CAZ 3/5/2012 2:04PM

    Glad you shared a productive day with Tara Lex.
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Enjoy your evening, Corrie should be good tonight (I think I read you watch it?) emoticon

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