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Hello everyone. That everyone is likely a pretty small crowd but that’s what you get when you blog once or twice a month!
I’m trying everyday to get back on track. Some days are more successful than others. Some days are good like Sunday and then I blow that day up by being twice as bad Monday! I am hoping I’ve found a reason to get back on track that will stick. That reason is….money!
When I started my weight loss and this blog I had some challenges I put in writing. Hence the name of the blog 🙂 Well I guess I forgot a few of them the last few months. One of them was not to eat out and another was to start a savings fund. These two challenges just came screaming into my mind this past week. After finally pulling the trigger on a new vehicle and business really slowing down I’m really noticing how much money I’m blowing on my unhealthy eating! So starting tomorrow I start eating healthy again. Because I couldn’t yesterday or the day before or the….. 😦
The exercise front for the most part has been decent. A missed run here or there due to the weather. I hadn’t missed my badminton Tuesday nights till tonight. And the ice skating has been going well except for one night. I figured out I must have had my skates tied to tight and the next day I couldn’t even stand in my skates w/o my ankle hurting. So overall pretty good till last week.
Since I don’t know when, I’ve had a nagging left heel injury. Usually it’s just the day of my runs. Sometimes it would linger to the next day. Nothing I couldn’t handle. I thought after my marathon it was clearing up as I ran 26.2 miles and didn’t have any heel problems that day or the next. Guess that was just an anomaly. So anyways like I said no big deal till last week. Last week my heel started hurting me during my workday. I hadn’t run in three days and it hadn’t hurt in that time.
However during my day it started hurting me. I’m leaning towards it being my new winter boots and/or them being tied too tightly but I decided I needed to take some time off running.
The first race in my “40 races before 40” is December 31st so I figured I better take a break sooner than later. Today marks the start of the second week of my self-imposed time-out. My heel has been feeling better. Today was the second day wearing the new boots and it went better. I tied them looser and I was only in them for about 3 hours while shoveling my driveway and doing some errands. Towards the end of my time in them the heel was bothering me just a bit but nowhere close to what it has in the past. I’m thinking now how tight I tie up my shoes,boots and skates has a bit to do with my heel problem. The reduced circulation hasn’t been helping I guess?! I’m sure it’s not the only or main reason but I’m making sure not to over tighten my footwear.
So one more week at least not running and maybe not skating or playing badminton. Luckily that first race is just a 10k so I’m not worried even if I end up not running till the day of the race. I really hope I don’t need a third week but it’s going to be a busy 2011 so I’m prepared to take it if necessary.
I think that’s enough for now. I need to save some material for my next post. Hopefully tomorrow night. Hopefully….I mean you know my track record lately! 🙂