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Foot Update!

Friday, May 20, 2011

So I finally weighed myself a couple times this week just to see what's up, and it's about the same. YAyyy...

I mean on the one hand, I'm glad I didn't gain with the tornado nonsense and all that. On the other hand - can I please move on finally! I've been doing well at tracking this week and I think if I have a solid weekend I'll be back on track to finally lose again.

Work is providing lunch today and they haven't told us from WHERE -- but I have lunch ready in the fridge in case there is no good option for me. Usually they try to get something healthy-ish.

My feet are feeling GOOD. No heel pain. Achilles still feels weird but no pain. Woot! I'm running today after work - going for somewhere between 3-4 miles. We will see! I need to figure out where I'm going to run....

This weekend my SparkPal WAVEDANCER7 is visiting my town! WOOT! :) Actually, she's already here I guess... eep! We're planning to hang out at some point tomorrow. :) Pretty excited about that!

Got some gaffer tape in the mail yesterday for hoop making AND - silver shimmer tape w/ stars. :) sooooo pretty. I can't wait to decorate some hoops with that gorgeousness!

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MARLIE13 5/21/2011 12:00PM

    Oooh so jealous! You and Juli have a great time! And take lots and lots of pictures!! PS - Been loving all your blogs recently...just haven't been able to comment on all. Anyway, all these new shoes...exciting! Plus I think the support ones you found are really cute. I'm sure there were some fugly ones for sure though.

Have a great weekend!

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SKYFYRE 5/21/2011 3:46AM

    You are a hoop-a-holic! Cool! I saw your run post on FB great Job! What a Speedy Gonzales you have become! Nice distance too! Good job on maintaining!

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SWEATONCEADAY 5/20/2011 2:06PM

    have a great bunny union!

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MBSHAZZER 5/20/2011 10:48AM

    Glad to hear the foot is holding up! And I love how you brought food in case work ordered in something you couldn't eat. THAT, my friend, is why you did not gain during the tornado nonsense!

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NOELLIEMAE 5/20/2011 10:35AM

    AWESOME! congrats on the "no pain" AND having a buddy in town for the weekend! hope you guys have a blast!


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First run in the insoles...

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Went well!!

But then when I tracked my run and added my new gear (I'm tracking my superfeet as a gear so I can be sure to keep up with the wear on them), I decided to actually check the mileage on my Mizuno's because the number showing on the main screen where you select which shoe to add to the workout seemed low.

It was.

I'm usually a 250-300max miler on shoes, and guess what the Mizunos were at 326 miles! WHOOPS. I thought maybe my newfound achilles tendinitis just didn't prefer the cut of the Mizunos or something, but I did notice that they didn't feel as good as my Brooks. NOW I know why. And also that I need new shoes. JOY! Sooooo much money is being spent on my poor tootsies. I am going to be doing every possible action I can do on my own to help them be good so that all the money we're spending on STUFF doesn't go to waste.

So... we ordered me two new pairs of shoes - one Mizuno and one Brooks (so that when these brooks die out I'm ready with new ones to rotate again and I can order THEN so I never get stuck with only one pair again - these brooks are at 168 so they're over halfway to their death anyway), and another set of superfeet.

I suspect running in those darn Mizunos that were older than I thought may have contributed to this whole thing as well. :P lame. But now I know and I'm on the path to recovery!

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HOPERY 5/20/2011 9:25AM

    Glad your run went well. Your tootsies are worth every penny you spend to keep them healthy.

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GABBIEGIRL614 5/19/2011 7:55PM

    I love my superfeet! I want to buy a second pair so I don't have to change them out of my shoes when I rotate.
Where can you track the miles on your shoes and insoles as gear? Is that here, or another site? Thanks in advance!

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MBSHAZZER 5/19/2011 3:56PM

    Glad to hear the superfeet are working so far! Overmileage on the shoes is killer. For a long time, I was running a model of NB that could go up to 500 miles, YAY! But then I switched to a different model and they didn't last as long. Took an older pair out for a spin and BAM! IT band hell for a month!

Good luck with the new shoes!

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NOELLIEMAE 5/19/2011 3:10PM

    NICE! I was tracking my shoe mileage but I fell away from it... I better get back to it ;) Hope your feet are feeling better today!

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Dr's Appointment and Whatnot

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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SEEHOLZ 5/19/2011 4:35PM

    Great news Dana! Plus, nice pic!

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HOPERY 5/19/2011 12:45PM

    Glad you found some cute ones that will also be supportive. Sounds like you are on the road to total healing.

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SWEATONCEADAY 5/19/2011 2:24AM

    love the new shoes! wish you didn't need them though :)
your shopping trip was more successful than mine today. hope you get the much needed and deserved relief.

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MADZOE 5/19/2011 1:23AM

    May I ask where you got all these shoes? I desperately need some shoes to deal with my achilles/PF issues and I wear the crappiest shoes on earth. I've been to 3 Drs. lately to deal and I'm just not sure what exactly to look for in a shoe. Any suggestions you have would be great.

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MSSUNBUG 5/18/2011 4:48PM

    Good luck with the heel spur. I know they can both BE a pain and CAUSE pain.

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NOELLIEMAE 5/18/2011 4:15PM

    saaaaweeet :) new shoes are always fun :) sorry about the heel spur... BUMMER!!

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MBSHAZZER 5/18/2011 3:29PM

    I love the new shoes! I am all about comfortable and those look comfy! I live in two pairs of loafer-ish flats.

Anyway, good news that you KNOW what the issue is and have a plan of attack! You are on your way!

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    I LIKE your new shoes. And they look very comfy and supportive. Good Luck!

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SEDONACAT 5/18/2011 3:09PM

    I have a pair like the third ones. Love them!
Hope your heel gets better.

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ST Fail - but fun night!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Last night I did a QUICK run - return 1.1+ mile was at avg pace of 10:09 and I started it slower than that and sped up. WOOT. But total distance including walking warmup was like 2.25 miles - so not long.

I scrapped ST plans to go to the movies - and then didn't do ST this morning as in my contingency plan because I decided I needed the sleep this morning after a late night last night.

BUT - I am only working a half-day today because I'm going to see.... SPORTS MEDICINE PEOPLE this afternoon for the first time ever - seeking additional help and guidance about my foot/ankle issues. Also my low back/pelvis - I think something is seriously out of wack there. But my appointment today is with foot people and we will go from there. I am actually REALLY nervous about this, but my DH is in full support of me going and I know it's the right thing to do for my long term running health even if I can manage the way things are now - something still isn't quite right and I don't want to just ignore it and cause further problems later on down the road. I have a marathon (or half if need be) to run next Nov! (And hopefully a half THIS Nov as well.) And not to mention all the running I plan to do for the rest of my life!

So anyway - because I'm only working a half day, I will have time to get in some ST later today no problem, so that is the plan for right now.

Wish me luck at "Physio" (as my Canadian friends say)!

(CORRECTED! Apparently it's not "THE Physio" - just Physio! -Thanks ZORBS13! hahaha)

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SWEETZMIX 5/18/2011 8:16AM

    Good thing you are going to get checked out. I think they will help you a lot & teach you a lot of things to do on your own time to keep everything in check.

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CALEXICA 5/18/2011 1:35AM

    Good luck with your aches and pains....you're a smart gal for not ignoring the pain.

I really liked reading your back story, thanks for being such great motivator to us newbies.

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RUNTRILAUGH 5/17/2011 1:21PM

    Good luck today!!!!!!!!!

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MBSHAZZER 5/17/2011 12:56PM

    Fingers crossed for you, Dana!

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ZORBS13 5/17/2011 10:52AM

    No, we say, "I'm going to physio today", not THE physio.

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Weeekeeend over.

Monday, May 16, 2011

I had a fun-filled weekend -

1st - run with the 5K group
2nd - Get started makin hoops while catching up on some TV shows.
3rd - Head out to birthday celebration! Sushi and then Hanging out - yes I ate cake.
4th - Sleeping in
5th - More hoop making
6th - Church
7th - making awesome flatbread pizzas
8th - Tornado Benefit Concert at which there was much hooping
9th - more hoop making.

So there was lots of good stuff, but I'm left feeling a bit tired today.

Today after work it'll be running w/ work folks and then Freestyle Trainer Straps workout - which sounds really good today since I'm feeling a bit tired from the weekend (vs. bodypump) I just need to make sure I REALLY WORK IT with those straps and maybe add some more ST at home to make sure I really get a good muscular workout as well.

Tomorrow will be Zumba and groceries. I need to think more about what I need for the week and I definitely have enough food for dinner tonight so no worries there.

What do you all think of the new food tracker?

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MARLIE13 5/17/2011 11:35PM

    Busy busy girl! What new tracker? I have been tracking too and haven’t noticed anything. Hmm…Or have I just not been paying attention? Hmmm hmmmm

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SKYFYRE 5/16/2011 7:26PM

    New food tracker? Lol! Jen mentioned something about it, I need to track so I can tell what you are all talking about emoticon Great Weekend!

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MBSHAZZER 5/16/2011 5:11PM

    I was totally thinking of you this weekend... we were at a friends' house and they had a HULA HOOP! I hooped up a storm and it was fun!

Happy birthday!

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KASHMIR 5/16/2011 3:12PM

    Kinda liking the new Food Tracking, at least there will be one less window coming up to crash my IE here at work!
Oh, and thanks for the dinner idea!!! I've been racking my brain on something fast and easy for dinner tonight. I have some unlevened bread at home, and pizza sauce. always have veggies, so I'll pick up some skim mozzarella at lunch and have pizza for dinner!!!

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SEEHOLZ 5/16/2011 12:41PM

    Not sure yet about FT... your week-end sound really fun though!

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SWEATONCEADAY 5/16/2011 12:32PM

    super busy weekend. lots of hooping. have a good run today.

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SWEETZMIX 5/16/2011 12:15PM

    Very busy weekend indeed. Sometimes I like my weekends to be a little busy b/c with too much idle time, I tend to make not so great choices. Anyway, I kind of liked the old tracker. This one is just jazzed up. Nicer to look at. And I like that now you don't need the popup to add your food.

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