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Fanfare For the Purple Toes

Sunday, December 09, 2007

My old Asics HAD to go...! The plastic was wearing through the heel and blistering my heel. I had looked around extensively but couldn't find a replacement until recently. Great! My wife said, we can wrap 'em for under the tree.

Okay, but still had to replace the treadmill Asics, so threw those and used what had been my everyday Asics.

Don't know if it was the different sneakers or my starting to jog more during my treadmill workout as I'm creeping up past the 4.0 into the 4.5 mph range, but...!

After yesterday's workout I found three of my toenails all bruised and purple! Yeeesh!

They were hurting throughout the day and I was dreading the possibility of being "grounded" from the 'mill for a bit.

But I felt better this morning, put on my BRAND NEW sneakers...no not Asics....lol! And I felt pretty good on the mill!

What should my mp3 player pop up in the shuffle but Emerson Lake and Palmer's rocked out version of Aaron Copeland's Fanfare For the Common Man. Well, this was CLEARLY a JOGGING, not a WALKING song... :-) Whew...! That was a mighty long TEN minutes...! But it felt so good to be moving again and NOT grounded...purple toes and all!

Keep it going people, one step at a time...we're all gonna get there!

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    Hey Don, It looks like your theory of one step at a time is really working great. We will keep this journey going. Skeeter
    4795 days ago
    Boy, take care of your feet on that treadmill. Make sure the shoes don't rub your toes anymore. I gave up the treadmill and now between a painful hip and knee that won't bend much again I am not doing any kind of exercise other than walking from barn out to feed horses.
    4795 days ago
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