06 October 2007

Oh Happy Day.....*

A miracle occurred this morning. An absolute, confirmable miracle!!! I got out of bed with no pain in my foot. Did you hear that??? No, none, nada, zippo, zero, zilch, pain. OH. MY. GOD. I do not know the last time that happened. I have woken up with plantar pain every morning for at least the last 8 - 9 months, possibly longer. Call the Pope, I have a miracle.

It's funny because I was doing the dishes last night and I realized I had no heel pain. Usually standing still causes the heel pain to flare up. Last night - nothing. And I thought to myself, I wonder how long I've been pain free. I know when I got up yesterday morning my foot hurt like normal. But at some point during the day the pain went away and I didn't notice it. It was still gone this morning. Oh Joy!!! I know it's not over and it will be back, but this at least gives me hope that we may be able to make it go away completely. You have no idea the joy and elation that fills my heart with that thought.

In other weird medical news. Yesterday at lunch time I got an ophthalmic migraine. I was sitting down to eat my lunch and read the newspaper when I realized that I had this weird jagged circle in my vision with flashing rainbow lights. I could hardly read and it was very scary. I had just reached the point where I was ready to call a doctor when I mentioned that something was wrong with my eye. I explained what was happening and my boss said, that's an ophthalmic migraine. She gets them. How weird is that? Not only had I never heard of this, but she gets them and knew exactly what it was??? Weird. Anyway, she said they pass pretty quickly and just to wait it out. Sure enough, in about 20 minutes it was gone. Weird. She had never met anyone else who got them and suddenly I have one. Weird. They don't really know what brings it on, it's not stress or anything like that, just a spasm in a blood vessel. Weird.

That's all really. I'm celebrating my pain free foot and hoping that migraine doesn't return.


*Extra points to anyone who knows what song this is and where it's from :)

04 October 2007

Another missed day.

Yesterday I got sidetracked by the Internet. Today was very different.

I am bird sitting 2 birds. The owner brought them over last night and we were till 9 pm. getting everyone settled. When he finally left, I sat in the room and talked to the birds a little to try and calm them down. The owner told me the big one likes to go to bed early and will make noise if it's too light or too much movement. But the little one is fine. So finally about 10 I had everyone settled in and headed off to bed. The big one was quiet and not saying a word. The little one though started this scream that was most annoying. It wasn't constant, she'd just randomly scream. I figured she'd settle down so I let her go. Also, hubby was playing cards and I figured she could hear the people and that's why she was screaming. Finally about 11 pm hubby comes to bed. All is quiet and I figure she will now settle down. It was good for about 30 minutes, then she started in again. I left her for a little while to see if she'd settle back down. No such luck. Finally at midnight I got up and covered her cage. Once she settled down all was quiet. So I did not get to sleep until almost 1 am. When the alarm went off there was no getting up. I just couldn't do it.

So 2 mornings missed but that's okay. I plan on going to bed early tonight and getting lots of sleep. Tomorrow it's right back into it. I'm very tired this morning, I do hope it's quiet at work.

03 October 2007

Accountability

That's what this is all about, right? So I have to fess up. I did not workout this morning. I got up early, earlier than I needed to, got my coffee and decided to look over blogs for a few minutes. I then got all caught up a in pit bull death story and had to vent. If you're interested you can read it over at Flo's Place. I got so involved in that I lost track of time and before you know it, it was too late. So I missed this morning. Not the end of the world but I'm not pleased about it. I will however, work out tonight since Hubby is playing poker.

Okay, that's it. I just had to pop over here and confess my sins. I might as well have been looking for Delta faucets for how productive I was.

02 October 2007

Quick Update

So I ran this morning. It was my first run of any kind in a month and my first with my new orthotics. Quite honestly I was afraid to run. I did my last run just about 1 month ago my foot was pretty sore for a couple of days after. During the Na Wahine I couldn't really run because it hurt. My chiro told me last Tuesday to start running again but to start slow. I put it off and put it off because I was afraid of the pain. But this morning I did it.

I only went for 15 minutes. At first it hurt. I could feel my heel and the plantar and it didn't feel good. But I kept it up and after about 1/2 a mile everything loosened up and felt pretty good. I ended up just doing a little over a mile but that's okay. I feel like I'm starting all over again and was thinking back to when I really was starting new. I couldn't even walk a mile. I remember how slow I had to go to build up to running any distance. And that got me to thinking.

I want to get back into the running and immediately thought that Thursday I'd run even further. But thinking about how I started made me reconsider my plan. What I think I'm going to do is build slowly, very slowly. This week I'm going to run 1 mile everyday (everyday that I run that is). Then every week I will add 1/2 mile to my distance. By the end of the year I'll be up to 7 1/2 miles which will carry me through the 10k I want to do on New Years Day. I think this will work. It's slow enough to keep me from injuring myself but it's running and improving every week. I like it. I tend to push things thinking I can immediately jump back into training where I was before my injury. I can't do that.

Things are really starting to come together and feel right. I'm very excited.

01 October 2007

Okay, okay,

I'm back to the pink. It's my favorite and until I decide exactly what I want this will be it. Besides, it matches my bike :) Oh, did I tell you I named her??? Her name is Pegasus!!! The winged horse.

So here's the deal....

I'm really getting motivated. I'm not sure exactly what's going on. Maybe because it's getting to be the off season. Maybe because everyone is talking about planning for next year. Maybe it's all the talk about weight loss and base building. Maybe it's because I feel I will be in the game next year. Maybe it's because I finally am not in constant pain. It's hard to be motivated when you can hardly walk right. Whatever it is I'm feeling it.

I'm reading Wil's story and realizing I've got to get this weight off. I'm reading Waddling's schedule for next year and feeling like a slacker. I'm reading Beansprout doing 4:11 in her first marathon and really feeling like a slacker. So it's time to do it.

There is 3 months left in 2007. I do not want to end 2007 like I started it, vowing to lose weight, run faster, swim better. No more. The change is going to happen. And it's going to happen here. As someone else says...... Stay Tuned......

30 September 2007

The Biggest Loser

I've spent a lot of the weekend catching up on my TV. It's the new season and there is lots of stuff to see. I'm talking about the other shows over on Flo's Place though. But here I want to talk about the Biggest Loser.

I have never watched this show. I was one of those people who said how stupid this whole idea was when it first started. But you can't help but see some of the amazing transformations that have occurred over the past 3 years. So when I saw the new season starting I decided to give it a go. This show is actually pretty good.

These people have a lot of weight to lose. I mean a lot!!! But it really is inspiring to see them working so hard to do it. It really also inspires me. If they can work that hard, so can I.

Anyway, just thought I'd share that. I have spent a lot of the weekend watching TV but it's not as bad as it sounds. I've been cleaning and doing stuff while the TV is playing. It's been overcast and rainy all weekend and that kind of makes me want to stay in and vegetate. But tomorrow is Monday so I've got to get back into the swing of things.

I am not happy

with the look of this blog. I don't know what's wrong but I just can't seem to find a theme that I like. Maybe it's time to break down and get a custom masthead. UGH!!!! I don't know. I used to be able to customize them myself, I wonder if I could figure it out again.

Well, it looks like I won't be doing the century ride tomorrow. Lack of training and back/foot/shoulder issues seem to make not doing it a prudent choice. There's always next year.

We are still tossing around Las Vegas. I'd like to go, I'd really like to go but....... Anyway, I'm checking out the Venetian hotel just in case :)

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