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September 8, 2012

Saturday, September 08, 2012

I jogged 55 minutes on the elliptical and went 3.27 miles. I tried not to look at the clock today. I only looked down at the display in between songs. I think it did make the time go by faster, but I didn't go as fast. I got my workout done EARLY this morning between 6:30 and 7:30 because I needed to leave at 8:30 to take my 9-year-old to orchestra. Busy, busy....I miss sleeping in on Saturdays!

I'm not sure if I can jog next week. I seem to be having injuries. One of my big toemails is purple and the other one hurts really bad and I am afraid it is going to end up the same way. And now I have a quarter-sized blister on the pad of my right heel and can hardly stand to put ANY weight on it at all. I don't want to keep jogging if that is going to make all these injuries worse. My heel pain is so bad I can hardly hobble around. Sigh. Has anyone else had this type of heel pain before? Do you think I need new shoes? We don't really have the money right now, but I hate to have to give up my exercise indefinitely. I hate injuries. You think you are just sailing along having a great time and then you have to watch it all fall apart. I am finally to the 60 minutes six days a week as of Monday, which was my ultimate goal.

Well, I hope you all have a great Saturday evening. I think I am going to put my feet up and watch a movie while I crochet. Have a blessed Sunday.

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BABYSTEPS84 9/21/2012 6:56AM

    You haven't blogged in awhile!

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MJREIMERS 9/19/2012 10:44PM

    I hope you are doing better! Take time to heal. Sometimes, moms are so busy taking care of everyone else that they forget to take care of themselves!! And you are busier than most moms!
Prayers for your recovery.

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BABYSTEPS84 9/13/2012 9:50AM

    TAKE CARE OF YOU!!!
It sounds like shoes are a problem, and perhaps your feet need a little break - maybe stationary bicycle or something lower impact for a few days? Listen to your body, it's telling you something. I don't think you need to stop, but you may need to mix it up or do something a little different. I am impressed with your motivation though, you are quite the machine!
Good luck, keep us posted!

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KPETSCHE 9/12/2012 2:41AM

    I'm assuming that you are still having foot pain since you haven't blogged this week. I hope you are getting a little relief from the pain. New shoes might be just what you need but hopefully the stretching, icing, etc are working. Take care of yourself.

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LARKSONGRUTH 9/11/2012 10:26PM

    I'm sorry to hear about your injuries. I hope you are feeling better soon. Try some core exercises, or the elliptical if you can still do it while they are healing. It does kind of sound like a shoe thing with the purple toes. I have had shin splints, and I quite running for a while because it was also aggravating my knees. I think the blister probably just needs time to heal unless there is an underlining problem like a plantar wart or something. Good luck to you on healing up. When go back at it, just take it slow and easy and work up to it to avoid further injuries.

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MUSICMOMOF2 9/8/2012 8:41PM

    I would say that it probably is the shoes. I was getting to the point with my Turbo Fire workouts that I could tell I didn't have as much support as I did when I started. You definitely don't want to make it worse, but listen to your body!

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CARL-ASCHLUGE 9/8/2012 7:31PM

    You certainly don't want to aggravate your injuries.

As for the heel pain, this from:
http://www.active.com/runn
ing/Articles/Don_t_ignore_heel_
pain__Tips_for_treatment_and_pr
evention.htm

At the first sign of pain in the arch or the heel, consider the following:

Rest. No running, walking, treadmill or stairmaster. Cross-train by biking, swimming, yoga (no downward dog) or weightlifting (avoiding squats and calf exercises).
Ice. Take a sports water bottle, put it in the freezer and roll your arch over it for 20 minutes every evening.
Stretch. Stretch your calf multiple times throughout the day. Use a belt or a towel to stretch your calf in the morning, BEFORE you get out of bed for 30 seconds to a minute. Perform the runner's stretch (with both hands against a wall for support, extend one leg behind you, keeping that heel on the ground, and lean forward slightly to stretch your hamstrings/calves) as many times as you can throughout the day for 30 to 60 seconds (I tell my patients 10 times a day).
Wear Shoes. Make sure you are in shoes all the time. No going barefoot. Wear shoes that are rigid and bend only where the foot bends, at the toes. Test your shoes by turning them upside down, grabbing the toe and the heel and bending them. If they fold in the middle -- throw them away. They may have caused your pain.

See also:
http://www.livestrong.com/
article/101188-running-heel-pai
n/

http://www.runnersres
cue.com/Heel_Pain_Running.htm

If you want to stay active, you might be able to ride your bike until your feet get better.

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September 7, 2012

Friday, September 07, 2012

I jogged 55 minutes on the elliptical today. I changed up my routine. I jogged hard for 30 minutes and then did the last 25 minutes in intervals. I would go at a medium pace for 3/4 of a lap and then push hard for the last 1/4 of the lap every time I went around. I was SO WORN OUT by the time I got done. It just felt completely different than it usually does. I still averaged 3.5 mph overall and went 3.27 miles today. I wasn't worried about my distance though. I just wanted to try the intervals and see how it went. Phew, that is a HARD workout!

Today my girls are starting their dance class again. They are cloggers which is a really fun dance style kind of a mix of tap and irish dancing. It LOOKS fun, but I am not nearly coordinated enough to do it. My 12-year-old is in the advanced class and she is really fun to watch. Have a great Friday evening SparkFriends!

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MJREIMERS 9/7/2012 10:57PM

    I love watching clogging! There was a group of kids that clogged where my parents used to live. It looks like fun! However, I have no coordination so I envy those that make it look so easy! Have fun watching your girls.

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MUSICMOMOF2 9/7/2012 6:52PM

    You are doing awesome on the elliptical. Intervals are a great way to go! Have a great weekend!

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SHERYLDS 9/7/2012 4:02PM

    FANTASTIC.....CONGRATS

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DIET_FRIEND 9/7/2012 3:39PM

    Great that you got that good workout!

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SUNSHINE99999 9/7/2012 3:22PM

  emoticon to you. I remember the daughter fun days. We use to play games while Mom was getting ready. Blessings to your family!

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September 6, 2012

Thursday, September 06, 2012

I jogged 55 minutes on the elliptical and went 3.37 miles! Another personal best! I am just so proud of myself. My workout went GREAT today. I was able to push HARD (3.7 mph) for the entire first half of my workout and then averaged greater than 3.6 mph for the second half. Phew. I didn't know I could do that!

Well, today my 4-year-old is having her first cello lesson. I hope it goes well. Her teacher said that she would just take it a lesson at a time for a while to see if Annalise is mature enough for music lessons. I think she will do great if she likes her teacher. Then we are off in a completely different direction for my 12-year-old's piano lesson. Busy afternoon! Have a wonderful day SparkFriends!

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CARL-ASCHLUGE 9/7/2012 1:31AM

    Keep it up! You are doing great.

My daughter played the violin from kindergarten through the 8th grade. Learning an instrument is truly an enriching experience.

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MJREIMERS 9/6/2012 8:34PM

    Keep up the great work! My younger daughter and younger son took piano, until he quit for the drums. The upside of that is my oldest started taking piano lessons and at 17 she can drive herself and sister to the lessons! My kids used to play for us when they were little. I miss that!

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LINDA7668 9/6/2012 8:28PM

    Wow!!! Great job on the work out! It sounds like you've been pretty busy.

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BEAUTIFULBRIT50 9/6/2012 1:56PM

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MUSICMOMOF2 9/6/2012 1:45PM

    Way to go on the elliptical! You are doing great!

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September 5, 2012

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

I jogged 55 minutes on the elliptical and went 3.33 miles! That is another personal best. Woohoo! I had a good workout today. Also, I lost 2 pounds this week! Yay!

I have determined that what I really like about the elliptical is the fact that it is no impact. I was talking to a MUCH SMALLER friend of mine who runs outside around her neighborhood and she said that the constant bouncing of her hips and impact on her knees bothered her a lot . I'm glad I don't have any of those problems on the elliptical since it is a very fluid movement. I might no be burning as many calories as I would really running, but at this weight I think I need the no impact workout. Once I lose the weight I would like to get more comfortable running outside and sign up for some 5k races. But for now the elliptical is just fine!

Wednesdays are now my favorite day of the week because they are my "home day." It is the only day we don't have some place to be this semester. Thank goodness! I need one day a week to just stay home and get stuff done. Have a great evening SparkFriends!

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DIDMIS 9/5/2012 11:11PM

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MJREIMERS 9/5/2012 11:08PM

    I agree about the elliptical being easier on the knees and joints. I'm beginning to feel my age in my knees. I think it's 30+ years of training horses. Lots of getting on and off.

I'm glad you have a day to "get things done." I know I feel so much better when I feel like I've accomplished something around the house.

Great job and keep it up!

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LARKSONGRUTH 9/5/2012 9:03PM

    Yeah for home days! I love those days when you just have time to focus and get your life on track for the week too.

I'm glad you talked about the no impact part of the elliptical. That is something I didn't realize and it has be more interested.

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MUSICMOMOF2 9/5/2012 7:46PM

    Way to go!!

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September 4, 2012

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

I jogged 55 minutes on the elliptical and went 3.32 miles, which is even faster than yesterday. I had a good workout. I was happy to get it done before noon. Yay! Now we are off to a violin lesson and a voice lesson. Ugh. Our busy school year started today! Have a great afternoon SparkFriends!

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CARL-ASCHLUGE 9/5/2012 2:32PM

    You are doing great on that elliptical!
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MOMPPCL 9/5/2012 8:46AM

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BABYSTEPS84 9/4/2012 8:15PM

    You are doing great!

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MUSICMOMOF2 9/4/2012 1:32PM

    Have a great afternoon! Way to go!

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