September 8, 2012

Saturday, September 08, 2012

I jogged 55 minutes on the elliptical and went 3.27 miles. I tried not to look at the clock today. I only looked down at the display in between songs. I think it did make the time go by faster, but I didn't go as fast. I got my workout done EARLY this morning between 6:30 and 7:30 because I needed to leave at 8:30 to take my 9-year-old to orchestra. Busy, busy....I miss sleeping in on Saturdays!

I'm not sure if I can jog next week. I seem to be having injuries. One of my big toemails is purple and the other one hurts really bad and I am afraid it is going to end up the same way. And now I have a quarter-sized blister on the pad of my right heel and can hardly stand to put ANY weight on it at all. I don't want to keep jogging if that is going to make all these injuries worse. My heel pain is so bad I can hardly hobble around. Sigh. Has anyone else had this type of heel pain before? Do you think I need new shoes? We don't really have the money right now, but I hate to have to give up my exercise indefinitely. I hate injuries. You think you are just sailing along having a great time and then you have to watch it all fall apart. I am finally to the 60 minutes six days a week as of Monday, which was my ultimate goal.

Well, I hope you all have a great Saturday evening. I think I am going to put my feet up and watch a movie while I crochet. Have a blessed Sunday.

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    You haven't blogged in awhile!
    3126 days ago
    I hope you are doing better! Take time to heal. Sometimes, moms are so busy taking care of everyone else that they forget to take care of themselves!! And you are busier than most moms!
    Prayers for your recovery.
    3127 days ago
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    It sounds like shoes are a problem, and perhaps your feet need a little break - maybe stationary bicycle or something lower impact for a few days? Listen to your body, it's telling you something. I don't think you need to stop, but you may need to mix it up or do something a little different. I am impressed with your motivation though, you are quite the machine!
    Good luck, keep us posted!
    3134 days ago
    I'm assuming that you are still having foot pain since you haven't blogged this week. I hope you are getting a little relief from the pain. New shoes might be just what you need but hopefully the stretching, icing, etc are working. Take care of yourself.
    3135 days ago
    I'm sorry to hear about your injuries. I hope you are feeling better soon. Try some core exercises, or the elliptical if you can still do it while they are healing. It does kind of sound like a shoe thing with the purple toes. I have had shin splints, and I quite running for a while because it was also aggravating my knees. I think the blister probably just needs time to heal unless there is an underlining problem like a plantar wart or something. Good luck to you on healing up. When go back at it, just take it slow and easy and work up to it to avoid further injuries.
    3135 days ago
    I would say that it probably is the shoes. I was getting to the point with my Turbo Fire workouts that I could tell I didn't have as much support as I did when I started. You definitely don't want to make it worse, but listen to your body!
    3138 days ago
    You certainly don't want to aggravate your injuries.

    As for the heel pain, this from:

    At the first sign of pain in the arch or the heel, consider the following:

    Rest. No running, walking, treadmill or stairmaster. Cross-train by biking, swimming, yoga (no downward dog) or weightlifting (avoiding squats and calf exercises).
    Ice. Take a sports water bottle, put it in the freezer and roll your arch over it for 20 minutes every evening.
    Stretch. Stretch your calf multiple times throughout the day. Use a belt or a towel to stretch your calf in the morning, BEFORE you get out of bed for 30 seconds to a minute. Perform the runner's stretch (with both hands against a wall for support, extend one leg behind you, keeping that heel on the ground, and lean forward slightly to stretch your hamstrings/calves) as many times as you can throughout the day for 30 to 60 seconds (I tell my patients 10 times a day).
    Wear Shoes. Make sure you are in shoes all the time. No going barefoot. Wear shoes that are rigid and bend only where the foot bends, at the toes. Test your shoes by turning them upside down, grabbing the toe and the heel and bending them. If they fold in the middle -- throw them away. They may have caused your pain.

    See also:


    If you want to stay active, you might be able to ride your bike until your feet get better.

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    3138 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/8/2012 7:33:13 PM
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