41/365 Been traipsing round London all day, now my feet hurt!
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Some days you feel like Rocky. Other days, it’s hard to take a few steps. I don’t know what was going on today. I had the same exact foot gear as Monday (ankle brace + newish running shoes). I procrastinated my run workout until I didn’t have enough time to do anything except a quick session from Couch-to-5k. I think it was week 5? 6? Five minute run, two minute walk, seven minute run, two minute walk, five minute run.
It hurt. It hurt a LOT. At one point my feet were just screaming out. I got really discouraged. I do not know what was wrong. Maybe I should’ve put in my orthotics. But I didn’t have them on Monday and it felt great. I am not sure the new shoes work really well with the orthotics because I think they caused me to have pain on TOP of my feet.
At any rate, it sucked. It was a really bad run. I suppose it was better than no run at all, but after my victorious Monday run, it made me really sad. It made me want to throw away my shoes and just say forget it. Wah.
I did have my iPod on. At one of my lowest points, the song “Drive” by Incubus came on. I couldn’t help but feel they were singing, like, directly into my brain.
Sometimes, I feel the fear of,
uncertainty stinging clear.
And I can’t help but ask
myself how much I’ll let the fear
take the wheel and steer.
It’s driven me before, and it seems to a faint,
haunting mass appeal.
But lately I, am beginning to find that I,
should be the one behing the wheel.
The fear of uncertainty stinging clear. Yeah, that’s it, all right! Listening to that helped keep me going a few more blocks. Then my very very very VERY favorite and best running song came on. It’s a really sad song but it motivates me and moves me like nothing else: “You Found Me” by the Fray.
Lost and insecure
You found me, you found me
Lying on the floor
Why’d you have to wait?
Where were you? Where were you?
Just a little late
You found me, you found me
When I think of this, I think I’m the one who found me. Susan found Foodie, or vice versa. After a long while of waiting. Isn’t that a crazy running song? It’s no “Eye of the Tiger,” that’s for sure. But whenever I hear it, it makes me want to run. It makes me feel really emotional and glad to be alive.
February 12, 2010 at 1:09 am
Absolutely love that song “drive” – I have it on my iPod as well!! And my heel hurts!!
February 12, 2010 at 1:47 am
I have my have my good running days and then my PAINFUL running days. Guess what: the good days come after the painful days…so keep going. 🙂
The painful days also get less painful. Remember the first run you ever did? Now THAT was painful.
February 12, 2010 at 4:57 am
What a great song! I’m putting it on my iPod.
Hope your feet feel better soon… Some days are just harder than others.
February 12, 2010 at 4:16 pm
WHOOOOHOOOA! Are those your feet? You have nice looking feet.
I think feet get tired. Just last night I stood up from the couch and I said, “Oh, I think my feet are tired.”
Feet get used–A LOT, they have muscles and the muscles can get sore too. Just think about how your arm feels the day after you give it a great workout, kind of sore, huh? I think your feet are the same way. We just don’t think about it like that because we don’t usually purposefully “exercise/workout” our feet.
Even when you have a sad story or complaint to share, I love reading your posts. I like the way you write, you make me laugh. I always feel kind of bad because you are sharing your “pain” and I am laughing because you write it in such an entertaining way. I do, at the same time I am laughing, mentally reach out and give you a big hug.
February 12, 2010 at 4:59 pm
LOL. No, those are not my feet! I found them on Flickr, which is a great source for images.
My trainer suggested that I get a tennis ball and start rolling my feet. Which I am going to do. I’m also going to get a pedicure and massage today, lala!
February 12, 2010 at 6:48 pm
Tennis balls, broom sticks, hands, anything that will massage your feet would be good. Even if you just held them it would probably help. I often forget that touch is a very powerful healing “tool”.
Massage and pedicure will probably be the cure! Ooooo!
March 2, 2010 at 4:18 pm
if possible, see a podiatrist. He will do xrays to diagnose your problem and from there, he should recommend what should work for you, and also may order orthotics.
March 2, 2010 at 4:19 pm
Thanks for the suggestion. I do have an awesome podiatrist who has helped me a lot.