Sunday, August 14, 2011
Friday night we went out for Cuban food. I got lechon a la cubana (roast pork). It comes with rice, fried plantains and black beans (yes, they have lots of liquid). All very, very tasty.
After dinner, my husband helped me mix up some gluten free brownies with flax, walnuts and raisins. The big glass mixing bowl was just too heavy for my back.
Saturday we went with my BFF and my brother to my aunt and uncles house. We had a great afternoon and evening. Lots of talk and lots of good food. I forgot to get a picture of the fabulous chicken stew my aunt made for dinner but you see the brownies we had for dessert.
Today was a laundry and grocery shopping day. My husband and I walked over to a nearby taqueria for lunch and I got a couple of carne asada tacos...tasty.
My foot is feeling awesome!! My back is doing better. It's still a little stiff/sore after sitting for a while and when I get up, I'm tilted to the left for a while until the muscles loosen up. I'm going to see if I can get in to the chiropractor tomorrow instead of Wednesday (or maybe do both days). Hopefully I'll be upright soon so I can get back to some running.
I will take the week off of strength training just to be safe. I'm really trying to decide if I will go back to CLX. It seems to not be working out too well for me, back-wise. I may do more low weights/high reps for a while....Jillian, Bob, Jari, Butt Bible.
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 :-)
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