Monday, August 08, 2011
I really wish I knew what was up with my foot. Today I wore my Nike Air Pegasus shoes (smaller size because my feet have gotten bigger in the last year ) and the top of my foot that had been sore was feeling good but both of my arches were sore and the wonky foot was sore near my ankle. I noticed when I was walking that I was over-pronating...pretty much along the inside of my foot. That didn't use to happen in those shoes. Something really weird is going on with my feet recently.
When I got home from work, I changed into my Asics Kayano (stability) and my feet felt great. Normal walking. I don't know what has happened to my gait. Is it because my feet have expanded and gotten bigger from age (I know I'm only 45 but your feet to get bigger as you get older because the ligaments stretch out)? Is it from the chiropractor trying to even out my hips? I don't know..but it's weird.
Experiment number 1: wear the Asics tomorrow and see how my feet feel...apparently I need to keep a variety of running shoes around for my weird feet.
I did do my CLX today.
Lean Circuit 2
Sumo Squat Anterior Delt Lift - W 12.5 R 12
Double-Arm Row, Single-Leg Lift with Band - W 17.5 R 12
Single Hamstring Curls with Lateral Raise - W 12.5 R 8 (will go back to 10 pounds next time)
Runner's Lunge with Double-Arm Row - W 17.5 R 12
Lateral Raise with Abduction with Bands - W 10 R 12
Plank with Single Arm Row - W 15 R 12 (10 on toes...my wrist started to bother)
Reverse Lunge, Lateral Raise - W 7.5 R 12
Posterior Deltoid Raise with Leg Lift - W 7.5 R 10
Squat with Double-Arm Anterior Delt Lift - W 5 R 12
Those plank rows really do a number on the stabilizing hand. Maybe because they've been sore from arthritis recently.
I also decided to do the 200 situps challenge. I did my test on Saturday and did 63 situps. That put me at week three. Todays sets: 21, 27, 21, 21, 35.
Any explanations about my weird feet/shoe issue would be welcome. I supposed I could go to a podiatrist but then I'd have to have two appointments because at Kaiser you have to be referred. Sort of a pain.
I'm hopeful that the stability shoes will help. I visited the Mizuno website and did their shoe fitter program. It's actually really neat. They ask a lot more questions than the other sites. It determined I was a slight over-pronator. Probably true since the 3 professional fittings I've had can't quite agree= 2 say neutral, 1 says slight over-pronator. I'm thinking I don't always over-pronate but that's a guess because I can't look at myself running.
Enough weirdness for one day.
Have a great night :-)
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
I don't think I mentioned it but at the very end of my run on Sunday, the top of my left foot started to feel sore during the run intervals but okay when walking. I was nearly done so I just finished up the mileage. It was a little sore the rest of the day but I figured that I may have just tied that shoe a little tight. I was also wearing the Nike Lunar Eclipses because I wanted to give them another shot before deciding they weren't for me. I had worn them for the two short runs on Tuesday and Thursday. They still made my right shin a little sore and did so on Sunday, too. I think I give up on those shoes.
My foot was still a little sore yesterday so I gave it the day off. Today it was barely sore so I thought I'd give it a whirl in the shoes that had been making me feel the best...Nike Air Pegasus. Maybe there is something weird about the treadmill because even though I had been walking around the house and didn't feel anything, as soon as I started walking on the treadmill my foot started feeling sore. I attempted the first run interval, but it got even more sore so I stopped. By this time, it was too late to try to do my CLX so that will wait for the afternoon. I did ice it and took and ibuprofen.
I am thinking I will skip all the short runs this week and just do the long one on Sunday. Hopefully it will be feeling better by then. Otherwise, my whole training schedule is messed up. Boo!
I'm sad because I was really itching to run today. Oh well. At least it feels good right now. We'll see how it is once the ibuprofen has worn off. Actually after I iced it and took my shower, it felt pretty good so I'm staying positive that it will be happy by Sunday.
There should be no problem keeping up with the ST because it's pretty stationary.
They're repaving the streets in our neighborhood including ours this week starting today. I'm hoping that I'll be able to find a place sort of close by to park when I get home. It's not that I wouldn't walk farther, but walking around at 5am is a little sketchy sometimes. I wish they had done this when we were on vacation, but it never seems to work out that way.
Enough ranting. On a happier note, it's Wednesday!! Halfway through the week is always a good thing. We'll be having some whole wheat pasta and turkey meatballs for dinner...comfort food and healthy, too.
I hope you are all having a great week!! Keep up the good work :-)
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