Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I Got My Foot Orthotics Today!!! (pics included)

I bring you part two of my journey into the world of foot orthotics. Today was the day that I went to try on the new devices that could possibly put me in a much better position to take care of my lungs.

So, I wasn't starting out so hot. I missed judged how long it was going to take me to get there. I still had over 7 miles to go with only 10 minutes until my appointment. Thank goodness for freeways and high speed limits. I made it to the parking lot right at 11am.

I was excited like a little kid on Christmas to get these orthotics. I really hope they are what is needed to get me back on track...literally :)

While I was waiting for some tweaks to be made to the orthotic I read this story in ESPN the Magazine. It's about a 16 year old kid that sailed solo around the world. It's stories like this that make me wonder "Exactly what are you doing with your life?"

Good bye old normal came-with-the-shoe inserts. You gave it a good run, but you just weren't meeting my needs. Sometimes things just don't work out. Maybe I'll see you around.

And just so you know, Lindsey is also certified to handle breasts, post augmentation.

Well speak of the devil, no wait, angel, here she is with my new orthotics.

She even gave me the moldings of my feet in case I need them in the future...and to hang from my review mirror.

I was obviously very stoked to get them. Here's to new beginnings!

4:00pm: I got a late workout in today. I had trouble falling asleep last night, so I decided to sleep in a bit. A bit, ended up turning into 9am! I'm definitely slowing down some and it's getting harder and harder to get to sleep and then as a result wake up feeling refreshed. It's a never ending cycle that I know a lot of CFers out there can relate to. Rest is very important when trying to take care of yourself, but for me, it hurts my health if I sleep in too many days. There is no doubt in my mind that what is best for me is to get up early in the morning and out the door exercising. I cough up a ton of mucus that way and my lungs will feel more clear throughout the day as a result. Today though, I apparently needed the sleep, so my first (and only) workout got pushed to 4pm.

I went to the gym to do arms and get in the cardio that I missed this morning. Arms went well but felt a little weaker than I thought they would. Chest and back went so well yesterday and I expected arms to follow suit, but they didn't comply. Luckily, I didn't have to decrease any weight on any of my lifts, but I didn't get to increase any either. Other than that it was a pretty normal workout.

I finished it off with 30 minutes on the bike today. I was already sweating like crazy by the time I got to the bike and the bike just made it worse. Worse of course in a good way! I absolutely love it when I'm sweating like a pig. In fact, if I'm not sweating, I assume I'm not working hard enough and step it up. Could be faulty logic, but I'm sure I'm full of that, so I'll just go with it.

Total Distance: 5.5 miles

Side Note: You may be wondering why I didn't test out the orthotics today and try to run. I was told to give it at least a couple days while my feet get used to this foreign object in my shoe. Once I feel more comfortable with them, I can give running a shot!

Total Distance for Day: 5.5 miles

6 people had something to say...:

CFMama said...

Congrats!

Natalia Ritchie said...

I love that you get excited about every little thing in your life...not that your orthotics are any small thing!! haha!!

Love your enthusiasm!!

Now work those babies in!! haha

Katey said...

yay for new orthotics!!! I hope they work wonders!!! Again, I really admire your motivation and strength for exercising!! I think my broken foot is ok to run/jog on now...just trying to get the pulled knee muscle/ligament to heal! I've got to exercise before San Fransisco and cruise or I'm going to be in deep trouble (physically that is)!!!

Denise said...

Funny the strange things we get excited for. I hope they work out for you.

Eri said...

Awesome! So happy for you. You inspire me to run. Maybe I should start again.

dixie said...

Hey, I love my orthotics, although mine aren't custom made. I AM flat footed and pronate. I wear orthotics and my Brooks motion control shoes.