What to do? What to do?
Monday, January 23, 2012
This is the question I find myself asking today! I have been walking on an extremely tender foot for the last couple months. It hurts if I point my foot forward, it hurts if I flex my foot back, If i walk more than a mile or so it makes its discomfort known.
After giving up my sedentary life last year, i thought I was being good about staying off my feet. When i first noticed it, I sat with my feet elevated and iced them. It seemed to provide mild relief. Since then, the most I walked any given day was 6 miles, and the most I could tolerate running was .75 miles! Of course, the logical thing to do would have be to go to the doctor and get my foot x-rayed and follow their directions. Alas, I cannot afford it. And being a person of conscience I can't bring myself to go to the Emergency Room. After all, it is not an emergency so much as it is annoyance. My trainer has asked me about my foot every week or so. Well, when we touched base yesterday she told me that much as I did not want to hear it she was convinced I had an overuse injury of some sort. This being the case, I really need to STAY OFF MY FEET for a COUPLE WEEKS! AFTER, staying off my feet I need to take baby steps in getting back into walking/running!
So...yesterday I began my two weeks of sitting. I am now sitting in the recliner with my feet propped up, a posture that I will continue as much as is humanly possible for the next two weeks.
The question remains, What to do? What cardio can I do? Do I do strength training? I can obviously spend lots of time spreading the spark, planning meals, etc... but how do i continue in my quest for better physical fitness? hmmmmmmmmmmm...