Tuesday, September 16, 2014
For monthsÖ okay a yearÖ Iíve had pain issues in my right heel. I remember the day it started quite clearly. I was walking home from work, the back of my shoe was coming apart and started rubbing on my heel (basically shredding my heel). I started to change my gait to keep it from doing that and was walking kind of funny. I should have got on the bus but instead, I kept walking the rest of the 5k. And ever since then, Iíve had issues with pain in that heel and calf and I think Iíve really messed myself up.
I have a history of plantar fasciitis in my in-step on both feet but not on my heels. Iíve worn orthotics for years and the in-step problem had largely subsided. But for the past year, ever since that day I have had heel pain plantar fasciitis in my right foot and Iím completely to blame for how bad it is now because instead of wearing shoes with orthotics in all summer Iíve been wearing sandals. Not horrible sandals, I mean they were expensive sandals with arch support etc. but they werenít custom orthotics. And Iíve been wearing them almost every day since the beginning of May and now here I am in September and my right foot is just KILLING me. So sore in the morning I can barely walk. Eases up a bit during the day but still a constant ache. I canít do any long distance walking and the running thing is completely off the table now. My calf is so tight now too Ė I guess in relation to the heel thing. So the past couple of days Iíve been begging for the weather to turn so that I could start wearing full support shoes and not be overly hot. All this sun and Iím now begging for overcast and rain.
It seems that no matter how much stretching I do, itís not making any difference. Everything I have read though says that I have to wear those orthotics all the time Ė even in the house Ė and that I need to ice, stretch, ice, golf ball roll, ice, and massage my calf. So Iíve been doing these things for the past few days. So far it hasnít made a difference but other than cutting off my foot, this is my only option. A concentrated effort to heal the heel!
Actually, Iím kind of just a big ball of hurt lately. In addition to the kickboxing 3 days a week Ė which takes a toll on my shoulders, I started in my bowling league last week (Iíve never been in a league Ė Iíve never bowled more than twice a year). And omg I was SO sore by the end of the night and for several days following. My right shoulder, forearm and wrist were all sore and tender. Actually, itís bowling night again tonight and Iím still sore from last week. My team assures me that this will go away after the first few weeks. I sure hope so! I did buy my own bowling shoes (Amazon - $25) so I can at least put my orthotics in those.
Okay, Iíll stop whining now. But I huuuuuuuuuurt.
(Oh - PS - for those that care - I did manage to get through Day 12 of the cleanse. And then had PIZZA. And it was awesome).
Thursday, September 04, 2014
I didnít get around to blogging yesterday because I was running interviews all day and was nowhere near my computer. So this update is for both Day 4 and 5.
Day 4 was okay, starting to get bored of the food. It all tastes so bland. Even though I add herbs and spices! I was even more lazy on that day and frankly pretty irritable. My bus was 40 minutes late getting me home due to a traffic accident and by then I was STARVING and had no intention of going to kickboxing. That was almost a moment of weakness because I wanted food fast and I didnít want to eat another damn apple or any more hummus. But I persevered. I made a Mexican fried rice and beans recipe (with hidden grated brussel sprouts). It was okay, nothing great and I wouldnít make it again. I managed to go to bed without giving in.
Day 5 went by in a blur because I was running back-to-back interviews all day. By the time I got home all I really really wanted was to eat Pad Thai for dinner and M&Ms for dessert. I didnít though. I did get my workout in but instead of 65-70 minute workout I couldnít get through it. I did 55 minutes. I just literally pooped out. Didnít have the energy, muscles were shaky, just couldnít do any more reps of anything. So Iím finding that this cleanse is making me feel a bit weak I think.
No weight change either day.
Muesli with almond milk
2 boiled eggs
coffee with almond milk (I miss my coffee cream!!!)
Apple with almond butter
Leftover quinoa meatloaf
Leftover quinoa tabouleh salad
Leftover Mexican fried rice (was definitely a Ďleftoverí day Ė hazards of being single)
Cod filet baked in lemon and butter (I hate fish, so Iím making myself eat it begrudgingly)
Popcorn with butter (although this cleanse has a no dairy rule, for whatever reason it does allow butter).
So Iím on day 6. Including today (as it's only morning), thatís 7 more days to go. Itís a lot of work, requires prep and forethought so I donít find myself caught up starving with nothing quick to grab and Iím bored of the food. Trying to get through all 12 days will be a monumental effort I think.
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