30,000-39,999 SparkPoints 35,404

The good with the bad

Thursday, September 06, 2012

I'm feeling guilty about eating too much today emoticon
I didn't really plan well today, but I also need to go to the grocery store with my few remaining dollars...not a great combination. I can't drive right now, either, so I have to pay $2 round-trip on the bus or catch a ride with my family at their convenience. Those are just excuses, though. I could at least stay within my calorie range, right? I've also been pretty sedentary today apart from my workout, so I guess I'll see how all that comes out during my next few morning weigh-ins emoticon

To be on the positive side, I signed up for the Trick or Trot 5K! I'm excited about that and determined to actually finish my training program and the race. This is the third 5K race I've signed up for, but I have yet to actually complete the race. I keep having this problem with blisters emoticon I'm not going to let that stop me this time! Plus, I have a few weeks to either get better shoes or replenish my blister arsenal. I'm talking, Band-Aid Advanced Healing Blister bandages, moleskin, and blister defense stick. Also, more blister protection socks would really help. Yes, believe it or not, this has been proved by trial and pain to be what I need to walk any longer than 30 minutes without getting blood on my socks and shoes from broken blisters rubbed raw. Ouch! I've gotten different pairs of shoes but to no avail. If I do get those, I'm going to the sporting goods store and getting someone very knowledgeable to help! I digress: let's get back to the good of today. I did do my workout, a thirty-two minute walk after it was a little too hot, but I wasn't overheated. I also tried a new Spark People video, the 10 minute stretches for runners. I figured they were good for a walker, too. I would like to start running for zombie survival training, but I don't think my knees can take it yet. Plus, the blister thing...Last good thing is I met several of my Team goals today and have tracked everything I ate. I must try harder! Imagine what would happen then emoticon

Goodnight all and join me in the 5K Trick or Trot!
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I hope you have shaken the guilt off and moved on. emoticon emoticon
    2266 days ago
    Beyond getting new shoes (which seem to be really needed) that are specific to walking and/or running, you may need to pay attention to width as much as size and make sure they are tied to your foot tight enough. Blisters are caused by rubbing, so take away the rubbing (movement on your foot) and they shouldn't pop up as much. Also break them in slowly over a few days/weeks (someone in a proper sports shoe store should be able to advise you about this) so they're not so stiff and painful. Proper socks would help too, because too much moisture will make blisters worse.

    You might also want to get some help with your stride. I'm not sure where to go for this, but maybe someone in the store can give you a recommendation. There are several types of strides and each person doing each activity needs to have a little different stride. If you're running with a forced stride that doesn't work you could be putting too much pressure on the wrong places to cause the blisters. By changing your stride you might get benefits in several areas, including blister relief, pain easing, less stress on the joints, faster times, longer distances, etc.

    As for food, would it be possible to ask your family or friends to pick up just a few items and drop them off for you? If you can give them specifics about a few items such as brand, type (light, low fat, regular, etc), and quantity (large pack, multi-pack, etc) then when they go they can pick up a few items and drop them off for you. This would also help that you won't be tempted to pick up items you don't need. You could also set up a scheduled time once a week or every other week. It will take planning, but that way you'll know when you'll be able to go.
    2266 days ago
    Keep up the great work ... just remember ... You. Are. AWESOME!
    2266 days ago
    2267 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by CRAZY_KAT_1984