Well, it seems I have a stress fracture. I’ve got a doctor’s appointment later on today to confirm my suspicions, but I have all the symptoms. They’ll take x-rays but they probably won’t reveal anything – stress fractures don’t show up until about three weeks after the fact, when the calcification of the area sets in. I talked about this with the doc but they, of course, want me to come in to do an evaluation, and to get me a walking boot and some crutches. And to charge me a co-pay and make money.
I overdid it again, just like with my knees. I jumped into exercising and ignored the foot pain I was having until now. Now? It is UN-IGNORABLE. Owie. I didn’t realize how much I was doing until I sat and thought about it. Walking up to three miles a day, then an additional 30+ minutes on the elliptical several times a week. Which may not seem like much to you, but I have bad feet to begin with, and went from mostly sedentary to mostly NOT, overnight.
I think another culprit is our very cold, very hard tile floors. I only just recently took to wearing house shoes or slippers all the time, instead of ignoring the discomfort of traipsing around the house in stocking feet, as I tend to do. So I think it’ll take a while to reverse the damage I did to my piddies over the course of YEARS.
I hobbled into work today, after working from home Monday and Tuesday. Now I’m at my desk and only a fire drill is going to move me from it. I brought a couple of bottles of water, my breakfast and my lunch, so that I wouldn’t have to walk around too much. The only thing I can’t arrange for is a nice cup of tea. I’d have to make my way downstairs (which is further than it sounds) to get hot water.
Oh, how I want some tea.
So! I’m a little frustrated. I want to get FIT, dammit, and I keep getting thwarted. My stupid body keeps falling apart but I REFUSE TO GIVE IN TO IT. I’m South Beaching hard core as of right now, and exercising in ways that don’t involve my feet. Weights. Pilates. Floor exercises. Abs. Stretching. I have to give my feet four to six weeks to heal before I start doing cardio again. That just pisses me right off.
So! How are YOU?