Friday, June 28, 2013

I don't wanna

I came inside after pushing mowing the yard.  I walked into the bathroom and sat down on the toilet a I waited for the shower to warm up.  I couldn't help it, the tears started to fall.

Let me back up and start at the beginning.  On Tuesday morning I woke up and jumped out of bed ready to go for my run.  Immediately I felt a twinge of pain on my heel.  I thought about it and just carried on.  I was a bit nervous, but that pain dissipated and during my run I didn't feel a thing.   That day I would occasionally feel a twinge or two when I got up to walk, but it disappeared and thus didn't phase me.  Wednesday I once again felt some twinges but nothing too worrisome, I went to zumba and that is where it changed.  The pain worsened.  Thursday during work I actually looked up heel pain and saw a few things, OK OK OK, there was really only one major thing that kept popping up.  Planters Fasciitis   Undeterred I headed out for my walk with Sherry.    We headed out and I was fine.  A mile or so into our walk I could feel some twinges but nothing major.  By the last 1/4 of a mile I was in some serious pain.  Sherry also rattled off the same diagnosis when iI told her my pain. I went home and limped around making dinner.  Friday was more of the same....almost constant pain when I got up to walk...but it eased up as I moved....but then worsened again if I remained on the foot.  After work brought a chore that I couldn't ignore for any longer.  I went out with the push mower and mowed for about 2 hours. 

And that brings me to sitting in the bathroom crying.  I was waiting for the shower to warm up to wash away the grim and sweat from my mowing job and I sat crying.  At  the risk of sounding like a spoiled rotten kid....  I don't want to be injured.  Seriously.  I don't want to!   I'm on a path of forward motion.  I've hit my stride.  An injury is not what I want right now (or ever really).  I have weight to lose right now tough.  I'm on a roll, I don't want to stop the momentum!  No, I cant be injured!   I'm going to sit back and rest it for the next few days.  If it doesn't settle down, I'll hit up the doctor next week. 

Taking a deep breath.   one thing I saw about planters fasciitis is that it's caused primarily by running and a little less commonly by people that participate in dance aerobics.  It's seen often in obese people and also in people that are wearing high heels.  I fit all four out those categories (I wear heels to work  lot in the summer).    The GOOD thing is that while they sy stop doing the offending activities, they recommend switching to swimming and bicycling.     SOOOO I should be ok out on my bike.  I'm going to change my tire tonight (at least that's the plan, I'm beat right now) and go for a ride tomorrow!

I may be stressed out about this turn of events but I REFUSE to let it get me down!


Lynn said...

Injuries suck! I have tennis elbow (from work as a firefighter not tennis) so I have to adjust how I lift weights. I've been doing one arm pullups on the assisted machine and doing pushing instead of pulling exercises. I also woke up the other day with unexplained hip pain. So I rode my bike today instead of running and now it's gone. It's so annoying when it happens though! I guess it's your body saying, let's do something different now, please."

timothy said...

I would say the heels could be a major contributing factor and as loathe as I am to say it try switching to flats also try icing your feet after you run. you may have simply bruised your heel and it may clear up on its own. hang in darlin! xoxoxoxo

twogirlsmama76 said...

I got the number to my chiropractor, that is who fixed my plantar problem. Mine started when I was overweight and started Zumba. I think my shoes contributed to it. Take the small break if you can bike do that. I know it's not what you want to hear but if that is what it is, you can get it fixed with rest and relieve. Stay positive.

Unknown said...

I agree that you might need to take a little break and do biking or something less stressful on your foot than running. Royally sucks to have injuries. I was out of gym last year for 5 weeks with a broken thumb.

Darcy Winters said...
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Darcy Winters said...

Didn't like how my first comment sounded. lol

You've pushed yourself awfully hard, if your body is telling you it has had enough - you will have to honor what it wants and give it time to heal.

How old are your running shoes? You may need to get new insoles (they make some for plantar, so that might help when you start back running again.

Michelle said...

Oh dear...I know what you're talking about. Momentum is such a sweet ride, you don't want it to end. Tap into your motivation to push you through this period, whatever it brings.