Thursday, April 26, 2012

Pumping Iron

I'm still plugging away with the treatment of my plantar fasciitis.  There is improvement, but it's a slow process.  I am down to just once a week visits.  Hopefully they don't last too much longer.

In the meantime I am allowed to run "IF" it feels OK.  I had planned to run on Sunday, but after doing a bunch of yardwork on Saturday all my muscles were tight and I thought it best to scale back to a walk instead.

I did pick up my new insoles a couple days ago, and so far so good.  You can certainly tell there is something in your shoe.  It's oddly comforting yet uncomfortable all at the same time.  Not painful uncomfortable, just different.  I REALLY want to try running in them soon.

There is some exciting plans coming up in my world ... but I'm not quite ready to reveal them.  I want to be certain this stupid foot of mine is going to heal up and let me get on with what I love.  Yes, it does involve running.  Yes, it does involve a race.  But it's NOTHING like I've ever done before and I'm really excited to try it out.

I decided last night that since I've had to cut back on running and am not allowed to attend my favourite fitness classes ... then it was time to turn back to an old love/hate of mine.

That's right ... pumping iron baby!  I found a program I think I can live with, and since I have all the equipment I need right in my home, it's awfully silly to not do this.  The best results I've ever seen were when I was lifting weights regularly.  No matter how much cardio I have done, the weights is the one thing that has consistently changed my body shape and burned off the fat.

Yesterday was Day 1.  Hopefully I can report some positive changes in about a month or so.



Lynsey said...

You should share your iron pumping plan. I am all about shaping my body. Can't wait to hear about what you have up your sleeve.

Fran said...

Oh man: now you got me all curious, I can't wait to hear about your plan.

Keeping my fingers crossed your foot is healed soon and you can go back to regular running. I think it's great that you picked up the weights again. I'm trying to combine it with my running and so far it works good. Not seeing much results but I guess I have to do it more often than I do now.

Have a great weekend!

Tamara said...

You are smart to focus on your healing and make sure you are ready before you get to running again.

Man I wish I could find one blogger who says " meh, weight lifting does NOTHING for me" so I could justify never wanting to do it. I know that's the key I haven't taken advantage of. Why must I be so lazy??

Can't wait to hear all about your race.... maybe in person! :)

Kimert said...

Thinking of you!! Thank you for continuing to support me in my journey. I cannot express how great it feels to know others are inspired. :)

Lynsey said...

Hey, tagged you in a Q & A on my blog. Get over there and check it out lady!