Just a little bit further 2012

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04/01/2012 at 18:06
is it s Bird......is it a plane...........Nooooooooo its Phantom running in his Undercrackers.
04/01/2012 at 18:08

do you think its plantar fascitis? there is a band of thick tissue that connects the heel to toes. it goes aloing the sole of foot from heel bone to toes. if it gets tight , sometimes from standing long periods, wrong shoes or unsupportive shoes OR trainers possibly..then it becomes inflamed. how about trying gel cushions in your shoes and trainers. ? ive read that stretching the feet and massage as AF said can work

04/01/2012 at 18:12
Yeh I think it could be Loula. The only thing Im worried about is it being a Heel Spur as there seems to be a bit of a lump under my foot. I have been using an iced bottle and I have bought some gel insoles so maybe it will improve.Im just impatient.
04/01/2012 at 18:13
ooo i just googled plantar fascitis..it says lump on heel charachterised by oain first thing in morning or standing after sitting...could be it then!
04/01/2012 at 18:15
If it is PF, there are some really good threads on here giving advice.
04/01/2012 at 18:16
Thanks By Eck I didnt think of that.
04/01/2012 at 18:24

hi all

loula - what a morning, I am very anal about my mornings too. Mind you, if one of my kids had trousers on that were too small I would just let them wear them - does that make me a bad mum?? Obviously not if they were so small they hurt them, but if is just a case of the trousers legs being too short - not a problem!

Well, didn't make it out this morning as I hardly slept all night - often happens before the first day back at school. Went to spinning this evening though.

ecky - I can empathise about the foot problems. My ankle is still swollen, but I am back at the physio tomorrow.

ecky - does sound like PF - I had it a few years ago. I went to the podiatrist who gave me orthotics (off the shelf ones that didn't cost a fortune) and also saw the physio who taped it and massaged it and it finally got better. First thing in the morning was awful - heel would be really painful when I stepped out of bed, but it would wear off. I still run with the orthotics, but don't have them in my normal shoes and have been fine (apart from this ankle thing!).

AF - glad you have made a dr appointment, shame you have to wait a while to see him/her though

well, better go and shower, just got back from spinning - I have just started going to try to keep fitness up while I am not running much. Can't say I 'enjoy' it but it is a good workout and hopefully will strengthen my quads up.

04/01/2012 at 18:33

-Loula, re Myfofusion

I got mine from play.com - they're doing a section on sports and fitness now.  They seem to have the cheapest price - unless you live in the States, but then again they always get stuff far cheaper than us, don't they?  It's great play.com are doing it now because they're one of my trusted sites, I prefer not to buy from here, there and everywhere.

   2lb tub, at 1 scoop per serving will last for 25 servings and since I'm going to use it for a post-workout drink, mine will last somewhere around eight weeks.  It mixed well, too.  Most people say they need to use a shaker because of lumps, so I ordered one, but when I mixed mine today I used a fork; there were lumps but nothing that really bothered me.  Could've saved myself £5.   Never mind, I expect it to be even smoother with the shaker.

Just hope it works.  Most people say it does, so it'll be fun to see what I look like in two months.

Edited: 04/01/2012 at 18:45
04/01/2012 at 18:36

Thanks for that Mathshick. I did get some gel ones that said they were good for PF and Heel spurs. I need the massage really. I did roll with a frozen bottle but was really disheartened when my foot was even more sore the next day.I suppose thats what happens. Did you have to rest with it too.Im guna have to do some other thing for fitness too.I dont want to lose all I have worked for.Spinning may be an idea.I will go Boxing twice a week for a few weeks I think.

Thanks Loula that could mean I dont have heel spurs after all but just the pf. I will try rolling on my Bottle again.

Edited: 04/01/2012 at 18:37
04/01/2012 at 18:47

ecky - well, it was about 6 years ago when I got, and I ended up stopping running for a few years - but really I didn't need to stop for that long! I think I could have maybe started up again after a month or two - but I got lazy etc etc, put loads of weight on....

I really wish I hadn't stopped for so long, it has taken me such a long time to realise how much I love running!! If I had realised 20 years ago I wouldn't be taking nearly 3 hours to do a half marathon now... Oh well, such is life

04/01/2012 at 18:49
Thats what Im worried about as I run in a ladies team and I dont want to miss next season. I love running so much. I dont cope very well without it as it has got me through a very close loss.
04/01/2012 at 18:53

Evening everyone

Can I ask a really numpty question about spinning? I've never been so I honestly don't know.... but hte name suggests that you spin the pedals round very fast without much resistance? Is that right? Or do you vary the resistance so sometimes you have to push the pedals hard? Is it all done at the same pace? How do you stop getting bored?

Loula - I'd be in tears too so sending you a hug s well.... I'm a bit obsessive about being on time. Fortunately my family are too and I've even managed to train half of my youth group to be the same!

well, the storm passed over last night and this morning was calm and dry so my hubby and I had a lovely time ice-skating for 45mins. The boots hurt my feet though. Also walked 4 miles today (school run) which, of course, I haven't done in 2 weeks and ran 5 miles this evening. So hopefully I've worked off the cheese and chocolate I'm about to start eating!

04/01/2012 at 19:04

chili - in spinning you vary the pace and resistence and spend some of the time seated but quite a bit pedalling standing up too. I do find myself looking at the clock working out how much time is left - but it is only a 45 min class. I am just basically not an exercise class person, just thought it would be good to have a go at. I can feel it in my quads so it must be doing something, plus I do get quite sweaty so good cardio workout too. I would just say give it a go if you fancy it and see what you think. I probably wouldn't bother if I had to pay extra for it, but exercise classes are included in my local gym membership.

I tried zumba once, but hated it and didn't really think it was that good a workout - certainly not as good as going for a run, whereas with the spinning I do feel like I am getting a good workout

04/01/2012 at 19:08

We have a lot in commone - I hate being late and am often 15-30 minutes early for appointments and get to races with upto an hour before the start!!

Phantom- that is a great story and a good time.

04/01/2012 at 19:22
Weather is absolutely atrocious so I stayed in and took down the decorations. I will burn off calories scrubbing the floors. Discovered he trod the black dust into the creamy bathroom carpet. ARGH!!!
Loula, we used to have white coats to wear at school. I was never very good at remembering it
Eckyhave you got a games console you could get a dance program for. Great for keeping fit and getting the kids involved.
04/01/2012 at 20:04

AF, i am terrible at being so early..i always want to leave to get to runs on time...cant bear rushing and faffing...id rather sit around and know im there and ready

RR the FGS are really nice too and i took some for during my run last week as well as afterwards. there is one by another brand ive forgotten which mixes up the same from cotswold outdoor. thats about £8 for a 500gm bottle which uses scoops. i mixed FGS in a drink bottle and it was fine.yummy. i like the banana and vanilla

phantom ....i will keep thinking of you running early a/m in your super pants now

04/01/2012 at 20:27

Oooooh Loula and AF...I love being early too...too early sometimes...I am not due at work until 7am but am often in at 6.30am....

Well Guys and girls I have to confess No running club tonight..it was cancelled due to extrem weather conditions..even the hardiest members who have done ultra  ..ultras were not going ..it is really bad again..weather mean to be better tomorrow so will go out for run then......fingers crossed.

Ecky...You get that foot sorted gal...sounds like you have had good advice from our peeps on here.Have not had this problem myself so can't really comment..But I would take heed of their advice...

Byeck...a good housework is good but runnin beats that...as I'm sure you will agree but running in this weather is mad...

Mathschick...AH good intentions about running this morning..but at least you got to the spinning class..thats a good workout from what i can remember when I did those classes a few years back..

Has Jude checked in today...can't remember???? hi Jude if you have I am scatty tonight

Anyway...someone is wanting on laptop so better go....bye for now folks...........

04/01/2012 at 21:07
I don't remember seeing Jude today. Hope she is ok....
Ok, on my cake platter tonight we have gf cinnamon fruit bread, Christmas cake, mango slices decorated with grapes and animal biscuits.
Large pot of tea on the go.
04/01/2012 at 21:18
can i have a piece of fruit bread please by'ecksounds yummy
04/01/2012 at 21:31
Planning an early run tomorrow to make up my miles for the week
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