Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Still going good with my foot rehab. It's not really progressing since a couple days after my visit, but by that point I was pretty much pain free all the time so it's hard to measure progress from there! :) If I sleep without the sock I do still have heel pain when I first step down barefoot - but if I stretch before hand and step into shoes I'm good to go. I don't sleep overnight w/out my Strassburg Sock - just sometimes I fall asleep without putting it on and then have to wake up and put it on later. Living in the basement means our nighttime TV watching is done from bed so it's easy to do!
Last night's run - forgot Mr. G (Garmin) at home, left my MP3 player at work (was using it for hula hooping), so....... no watch, no music, no nothin. I wanted to keep it a bit shorter since I was still pretty sore from TRX class and also ran 3.6 last time I ran which was longer than any continuous running thus far this year, so I took the short side of the greenway. Mapped it when I got home and it was about 2.22 miles - no clue on pace. And that's ok!
My new Brooks and Superfeet came in yesterday, but the Mizunos aren't supposed to arrive until Wednesday - weird.
I still think I may need to see a chiro for my hip/pelvis area, but I'll wait until at least after this next Sportsmed visit to try to spread out these co-pay costs.
Tonight we're going out to eat at the local EarthFare - they are having these "GOOD OLDE DAYS" meals and I got a coupon for $3 off a second meal and a free side, and so hubby and I are having a date out for dinner and then grocery shopping. HAHA. Soooo romantical. It's not a healthy menu, but I know the quality and source of ingredients will be top notch so I'm looking forward to it. :)
I established some ground rules for my Zumba class with those class members who have gone before - if I don't have two people signed up (aside from myself) by 3PM on class day, that day's class will be cancelled. I linked to our editable excel sheets and offerred to add or remove people from the sign up if they email and request it. I think this will be the best way for us to sometimes continue to Zumba if people still want to, let me know if I should stay or plan to go to the gym instead, and not have me getting irritated and resentful because I stick around and people don't show. If classes get cancelled for too long straight, we'll scrap the program.
As much as I love it, I can't afford to spend the time on it anymore without there being energy given back to it. It was a great experience, but if it doesn't work out - I'm mentally/emotionally/etc. ready to move on. :) Who knows, this might be the way to really bring it back! But I kinda doubt it. At least now I have definitive parameters to give as a guideline instead of it being a completely emotional decision. I like that! No one has to feel like I'm giving up on them or mad or selfish - if they don't sign up, then it's done. Period. Expectations are established and consequences named.
When WAVEDANCER7 was visiting we discussed me getting certified for Zumba teaching - I definitely feel very prepared for certification given my experiences, but we just can't afford it at this time. I do intend to get certified when we can afford to only sloowwwlly regain the cost of certification with me teaching. Otherwise the cost output is just not financially feasible.
Well this blog is boring! HAHA. I guess I had it coming - not every blog can be a million fun pictures. :) Speaking of which - I have to admit, I think sometimes I photograph better than I look in real life. It's disheartening to have people who have seen me in similar or better shape rave about how great I look NOW in photos. I'm like, nope- sorry - apparently I'm extremely photogenic and real-life Dana is still a sloppy mess. I've always been photogenic and felt it was kind of a curse. Better to look best in real life! Right? Although Tyra did say on top model that for a model it was the kiss of death to hear that they look better in person - they should ALWAYS be able to look better in photographs. So maybe I should just think of myself as a model. HAHA.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
OMG maybe 3rd time's the charm. Or 4th. Ugh.
My computer has frozen a few times today and I've lost a big blog entry each time.
Anyway the Dr. Office was cool. They had little buzzer things like at casual sit down restaurants when there's a wait? To tell me go hand my insurance and ID to be copied, then again to tell me a nurse is coming to look for me. haha.
Then they took Xrays, and the exam room has an LCD display showing trivia, until the nurse came in and pulled up my page with a history timeline at the top and thumbnails of my X-Rays that the Dr was able to enlarge, zoom and adjust the contrast/darkness.
BAM - I got a heel spur! It looked like a little hook on the bottom of my heel, pointing toward my toes. Stupid thing.
So anyway, she said my achilles was non-reactive so she's not too worried about that, and my pain level in the heel is very low - so we're starting with some good running insoles (green superfeet) and getting me supportive shoes for everyday life, and specific stretchs and an exercise w/ a resistance band thingie.
So that led to several hours looking to find the least ugly shoes that also gave me proper support. I got some.
I didn't do any ST yesterday - but I DID find time somehow to cook some rice and some chicken and pack a bag with lunch and snacks for the rest of the week. WOOT. And I did my stretching. And also I'm to take two Naproxen Sodium in the morning and again in the evening with food.
I had no supportive shoes before other than my running shoes, I didn't take Naproxen as a regimen only occasionally and mostly not for the heel pain. haha. Headaches or cramps or whatnot. And I stretched after running, and wore my strassburg sock, but not a really consistent throughout the day stretching and exercise plan. So I'm hopeful that these changes will help. In any case I have a followup appointment in 2 weeks.
Some of the shoes I got:
Also got a pair of Crocs Sandals that are actually kind of cute (I couldn't find a picture! rats!) and some of those old school Adidas slides w/ the nubby massage insole thingie.
I took a picture of all my "ugly" shoes lined up. HAHA. I'll post that later. They're not really ugly, they're just not really my style, but I think I did a good job of finding the best of the worst.
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