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Life without running and my progress (with pics I hope)

Monday, April 04, 2011

Last Monday along with the fear and stress of my daughter being in the hospital I realized I was having some discomfort during my run. On the inside of my right foot from the instep up to the ankle (there's a little meaty part that sticks out) I was having some pain. Well it wasn't pain so much as discomfort. I could keep running (and I did) but it never let up and got steadily worse. I wasn't able to run on Wednesday because I was with my daughter and watching my granddaughter but when I ran again on Friday the pain was still there and was actually worse. I have been doing strength training (SP 28 day challenge) and my running has been my cardio. Now I figure I should take a little bit of time off from running. The pain seems to only come when I am doing a high impact exercise such as running, certain kickboxing moves, aerobics, and jumping rope. I'm not sure if it is a muscle, tendon, or ligament or even what I did. I don't remember twisting, turning, falling, or even having a misstep. I have no idea but what's worse is without my running I have no idea what to do. I finished the 28 day challenge so now I don't even know what to do. I miss my running even though today was the only day so far that I have missed. I feel lost and am afraid I will start to gain weight from not exercising. To top it all off I've been tired and down all day. I know I need and want to exercise but I do not have the money or access to a gym or equipment. All I have are my own two feet, Spark, a set of 5 pound dumbbells, and the internet. I've checked out the videos on here but most have areas of high impact. I'm afraid I will keep my foot messed up and not be able to run for longer. Erg I'm so frustrated. I take great care to try and not injure myself (no insurance so if I get hurt I have to stay that way) and to continue my healthy journey. Ugh I just don't know what to do. I want to go run but I'm afraid I'll just get hurt more. Has anyone else had a similar injury or know anything I can do to help recover so I can run again? Any suggestions on how to exercise and get cardio in without my beloved running? Ugh I just want to be healthy and continue on but without running I'm just lost.



This is me in the beginning. At least 158 if not more.


On another note I have officially been active on Spark for 90 days. I have lost 16 pounds, 6 inches off my waist (a few inches elsewhere too), and am officially in a size 6. I'm feeling great about it even though my clothes are too big and I can't afford new ones LOL. I'm looking decent if I do say so myself.



This is me at the end of February right after my first 5K at 147



And this is me now at 142 and in a size 6.



Here is a side view.

I don't know that I see a huge difference in the pics but I know I haven't been able to wear a size six for a very, very long time. I even tried on one pair that I could have slipped off without unbuttoning. I'm still kind of weird though because there are pairs of 8's that are still too tight. Oh well I'm not done but I can see progress and I like it. I just hope that my foot doesn't cause me to lose everything. I'm still focusing on food (although with my daughter in the hospital I was eating out too much) and staying within all my ranges. I'm almost half way to my goal and I'm starting to feel better about myself but there is still a long road ahead.
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COOPQUILTLADY 5/23/2011 9:08PM

    Hi! I know this was an older post, but when I came upon it, I wanted to comment. Is your foot/ankle better yet? I think it's plantar fasciitis, too. I had it for 1 1/2 YEARS, and couldn't step down normally for that long. There are websites with great exercises for it. And a foot doctor will give you a cortisone shot, nighttime brace, physical therapy, shoe and insole recommendations, etc. Ibufrophen to ease the inflamation helps, but doesn't fix it. Good luck!

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THATONEGUYINMS 5/6/2011 3:57PM

    Wow, you can really tell a difference.

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KRISTI2661 4/5/2011 12:18PM

    My guess would be that you have plantar fascitis. Rest and some ibuprofen usually do the trick. Although I am a Nurse Practitioner, I'm not making a diagnosis here, because we all know you can't do that without actually seeing the patient.

You are looking AMAZING! I love that you are so motivated - and you will get through this and continue to make progress, just take care of yourself!

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BUGSMOM211 4/5/2011 11:56AM

    emoticon emoticon Maybe try walking instead of running for now. Have you been icing, or using a heat pad on the concerned area? Do you have swelling, if not I say walk for a couple of weeks and see how it is feeling and maybe start back lightly. Hope it is feeling better for you soon! Take care of yourself

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BAILEYS7OF9 4/5/2011 10:21AM

    emoticon on your progress!!! Do you have a goodwill store near you? When I was dropping the weight it was a godsend to me. I would buy a pair of blue jeans for $4 then in two weeks, give them back and get another pair!

sorry about the foot. Cycling?

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RRFIT72 4/5/2011 10:21AM

    Wow!! You have changed so much since the last time I saw you before the 5k!! You look GREAT!!

As far as cardio, do you have access to a bike? Anything (low impact) you can do to elevate your heart rate would replace your running and be your new cardio workout until your foot is better!

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NATPLUMMER 4/5/2011 9:47AM

    You are looking great!!
If you can find somewhere with hills to walk, that would be a good low impact exercise.

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KTMAE2006 4/5/2011 7:45AM

    You look great!!! Sizing can be really weird, so if you really want to get technical, you should measure yourself. But, YOU LOOK GREAT!

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SBATES63 4/5/2011 6:17AM

    First of all, you look great. And for cardio, walking is great. Not like running, but find a hilly area and push it. You'll be breathing hard, trust me.

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LILDYNARIDER 4/5/2011 12:57AM

    It kind of sounds like you have Plantar fasciitis. Here's a link to what Spark People say about it.

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource
/health_a-z_detail.asp?AZ=361

Great job getting into the size 6 by the way!!

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CHERWHOAH 4/5/2011 12:00AM

    I hope your daughter is ok.

I wished i knew of some low impact cardio to share with you. i've had different kind of foot pain but not like what you described.

You look really good! :) I had to read that you have a grandaughter like 3-4 times! i'm going to read some of your old posts to catch up :) I'm weird with sizes too, i have 6s-10s *shrugs*

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