Friday, February 4, 2011

Ow, dang neuroma!

I went running at the gym yesterday, but since I wanted to maintain a steady pace I used the treadmill. I can't remember the last time I ran on a treadmill. The run went well. 8min walking warm-up, ran a while, walked a bit, ran some more, cooled down...I ran at between a n 11:30 and 12:45 min/mi pace. It felt slow, but I (think) I ran longer, not that that's saying much these days. This morning the ball of my left foot hurt. At first I didn't realize what the deal was. It's never hurt this way before, hurt to step on. After my shower I noticed that the ball of my foot was swollen. I took some ibuprofen, but I couldn't tell that it helped. This evening I tried an Aleve. When I touch the ball of my foot, it hurts at the top just before the toes start. I guess my foot didn't like the treadmill. Those narrow blue Asics don't help either. I think I'm going to have to replace them sooner rather than later.

I've been doing about half of the active warm-up most every day, doing the leg swings and scissors. Day before yesterday I pulled up all of them & did them w/Princess.  When we got to donkey kicks, she said "I know what those are!" and jumped right in. We also did some exercises she does in P.E. It was fun. Later I did a KB ladder. I couldn't find the printout, so I made it up. Accidentally did a set of snatches one minute! Just snatched that bell right up there.

Last night DH and I tried melatonin for the first time. & for the first time in weeks I woke up without feeling weak and shaky. I actually felt rested, sleepy still, but otherwise rested. I was expecting to be in bed by now, but Monkey Boy and Princess took late naps on the couch. Princess just went up to bed finally, but Monkey Boy shows no signs of returning to sleep. :( It's so late now that I don't know if I should take melatonin again tonight. (I took it at 11:45pm last night & got to sleep sometime after 12:30am (Monkey Boy again).) I got up before 8 this morning w/o much difficulty. Sleepy now though.