Tuesday, January 8, 2013

As if you weren't already tired of hearing about my bum foot..

I finally saw a Physical Therapist this morning about my foot. I don't feel better and I don't feel worse. He couldn't exactly "diagnose" me without an x-ray, so I didn't really get real answers, just ways to help if it's not fractured.

I explained my pain and how it started and he did a few tests, if you will, on my foot, hip and hamstring. He noticed my right side was alot tigher and weaker. Because of this, it may just be tendonitis, as there is a tendon running directly to the area I'm feeling pain. I am truly hoping that's what it is. He gave me several exercises and stretches to strengthen my right side and told me to try them twice a day for a week. He even gave me the Thera-Bands to use, for free. Holla for no dollas!
If I have no relief, I need to see an doctor and get an x-ray. If the x-ray shows no fracture, he of course suggested regular physical therapy.

I was so focused on what he was saying, I never had time to ask a few questions I'd been having. What kind of shoes should I be wearing to work? What exercises can I be doing in the meantime? What are the main symptons of a stress fracture? Etc. etc. I have let the WebMD disease get me and have been researching like crazy, which is why I am going crazy, and no doubt driving Leigh Ann crazy. I am so thankful for my friendship with this girl. She is not only hilarious, motivational and sweet as can be, but she is the Positive Patty to my Negative Nancy.

I asked her this morning if she would still go to New Orleans for the half, knowing she couldn't run it. She immediatly fired back with "You are running that half". I so so hope she's right.

In the meantime, I have Operation Red Bikini to think about, and while this will slow me down, it will not stop this stubborn girl. I got a text from the hubs (again with the hubs word, yuck) last night asking if I wanted to go to the gym when I got off work. I agreed and got all psyched up to go. He then texts me an hour later saying "Change of plans, thought you got off at 5:30 tonight". Note: I never get off at 5:30. I get off either at 6:30, 7:00 or 5. Poor fellow. Anyway, between dinner and getting to the gym, no way would he make his new, early bed time. I was already in the mood (for the gym, sorry hubs) so I decided to do something I've never done. I got home, changed into workout attire, ate about a fourth of a serving of what I'd normally eat for dinner, rested a while, then hit the gym anyway. I got there around 8:30, which is late for me on a weeknight, yall.

So what does a bum-footed, penguin-looking limper do in the gym, you ask? There are tons of things. I had done an intense arm workout the previous day and was still sore, so I decided to focus on cardio and abs. I watched Biggest Loser on the stationary bike (talk about motivation) for 45 minutes.

I then used the exercise ball more than I ever have before. You can do alot of things with that thing. I moved on to this Pinterest work out. It will have you super sore the next day, I swear! It's absolutely one of my favorite Pinterest work out finds.
I use the middle one because I am part Hobbit, part troll that lives under a bridge. I have the personality of one right now, thanks to my stupid effin FOOT!!!#$%( See?

I followed all of this with some foam rolling and stretching and called it a night. The only downside to working out so late is that you'll be so wired you won't be able to sleep till midnight. In my case anyway.

Tonight I will just take it easy, as I don't get off work till 7, so I'll do all the stretching my PT showed me and get a good night's sleep. I feel like the sleep will just do a world of difference.

I know my posts lately have been very "womp womppppp"-y but I promise they will improve soon. I just wanted to give you all an update and have an excuse to say 'Holla for no dollas.'


  1. 1. you look amazeballs in purple.
    2. Noel is amazing.
    3. I'm so proud of you for getting a sweat in despite your injury! Rock Star!

  2. You WILL run that half girlfriend!!

  3. You'll run it! Stay positive and do your exercises! I cannot wait to get back to a routine once this baby is born, you and everyone else are SO MOTIVATING!!

  4. you are still killing it even with a bum foot! for real! I'm proud of you for not giving up even though you now have an excuse to. keep up the good work. I'm heading to the gym tonight without my husband too, it's sad cause I like to go with him, but you gotta do what you gotta do!

  5. It sounds like you're doing everything right in terms of taking care of your foot. I'm sure you'll be back to running in no time! In the meantime, I am laughing at your description of your "bum-footed, penguin-looking limp"!

    And hey, in the end, your bike cross-training might help you with the half!

  6. Awww I'm not doing anything for you that you wouldn't do for me! Props to you for working out so late! Girl is on a mission! All my fingers and toes are crossed that you are back running very very soon! You are gonna run that half!

  7. I hope you get to feeling better asap... You are still out there and doing great:)

  8. Man, I hope it's tendonitis - and not a fracture!! And great job on working out - after that day I would have gone home and pouted - #fatgirlexcuses! :)

  9. I love that your still going to the gym even though you have an "excuse" not to go. Definitely motivates me to go. I hope the foot gets to feeling better soon and you can run that half.

    PS you look so pretty in that pic at the gym. I always look a hot mess :)

  10. You will run that half! Great job on not pushing the foot while still getting a workout in...you are inspiring in all ways. I am even thinking about joining the operation red bikini (I've only worn a bikini once in my life).

  11. *sending you happy foot vibes lol*