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Taking care of the feet...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Well. My plan today was to do 1.6 miles with Candice Dog. It didn't happen. Partway through the first quarter of the walk, when we have our 12 year old pup Kira with us, the arches in my feet began to cramp up. I don't know if anyone else has had the distinct pleasure of this phenomenon, but when it hits me .... emoticon

Yeah. So the walk was cut down to 0.6 miles but I did walk.

Now, I have custom inserts for my shoes and I did used to visit a podiatrist on a regular basis. Three years ago, I had surgery on my left foot to help with plantar fasciitis and fallen arches. Let's just say the surgery didn't go as well as it should (as in two re-ops). I haven't been back to my podiatrist after he cleared me after the third surgery. There's nothing anyone can really do. It's just the way it is.

Interestingly enough, this is the first time in months that my foot flared up to the point of me stopping. When I travel for work, I'm hauling suitcases and whatnot through airports, hotels and convention centers. The difference between those places and my walks with my dogs is that my neighborhood has steep inclines, which I'm sure factor in to the foot cramps.

So, I'm back to the exercises I discarded two years ago. Here's hoping that my endurance increases and that foot pain will become a thing of the past.

Now, I just have to save up the $$ to get a new pair of walking shoes.
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  • _MOBII_
    Glad that you got some walking in even if it wasn't as much as you were aiming for. I hope that things improve with your feets!
    1999 days ago
    Maybe you should try getting a bit more potassium in your diet... bananas are a good source.
    1999 days ago
    Good luck on the new walking shoes. I've had the type of pain you are having - new shoes and stretching is all that helped.

    1999 days ago
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