Tuesday, March 24, 2009

2 days, 8.4 Miles, and my feet hurt!!!!!

It's been so pretty outside lately, I've decided to take my workout outdoors. And I think Princess is happier than anyone. She loves walks. And for a 5 pound little fluff ball, she has amazed me! She had pep in her step the whole way! Me on the other hand, well that's a different story!

I've decided to challenge myself. I live in a very hilly neighborhood. I mean major hills. Major butt workage going on in these walks. Up and down. Up and down. A total of 4.2 miles. Yesterday was my first day. Funny, but my heart could take it fine. My legs were fine. I sang the whole way along with my iPod. But my feet. Oh my gosh. I don't know if it is my shoes (which I paid a lot of money for) or what, but my feet were killing me. However, I hit the pavement again today, day 2. Ooh, I love the way my buns feel climbing those hills. I could feel them gaining definition as I walked up up up. But oh my feet. I even put orthotics in my shoes and wore 2 pairs of socks today. They still hurt.

Is it because of my weight? Do I need new shoes? Any insight? Let me know, because I love my new routine, but I don't my feet to ache. The balls of my feet are killing me. I have blisters. Help!!!!

I'm taking a break tomorrow. I'm going to visit my mom. I may take her dog, Maggie, for a stroll, but nothing extreme. Thank you for continuing to pray for my mom. You just don't know how much I appreciate it.

Are you exercising? What are you doing? Do you have any help for my aching feet?

With feet elevated, I sign off tonight. Love to all who read this.




Joyful said...

Sorry your feet hurt my friend. No words of wisdom. Although, I do have a lovely pink and white foot spa with massagers that might help your feet feel comfy AFTER your run. :o)

In the way of exercise right now, all I'm doing every day are the 133 steps up to the 7th floor to visit my Dad at the hospital. I've been doing a lot of sitting over these past 3 weeks. The scales are confirming my fears. I need to be doing more, but I come home from visiting my Dad exhausted. Needing some motivation.

Praying you'll have a wonderful day with your Mom.

Continuing in prayer and sending my love,

Kerri said...

hi Melissa! I totally believe in making sure my feet are pampered. First things first! You probably need new shoes!! Whenever I have any problems with feet or knees, I check to see what the mileage is on my shoes. I go through shoes about every 500 miles and when you're training for a half marathon, those miles add up! Get fitted at a great running shoes store. You don't have to buy the shoes there, but making sure you have the right type of shoe for your walking/running style can save you LOTS of grief and blisters later. Make sure you're wearing socks that have cool wik in them (my favorite these days are from danceskin!) For blisters and chafing of any sort, I use "body glide" liberally, esp on each of my toes and heels. You can find this at your running shoe store, too. Kinda looks like a deoderant stick but it's very waxy. WORKS GREAT...i have had zero blisters in all my years of training and just working out. Let me know how it goes....I'll be rooting for you! :)

Anonymous said...

I started working out with Jillian Michaels from the Biggest Looser about eight weeks ago, thanks to my daughter Clancie, its a twenty minute workout and I feel much better.

I hope for encouraging news today.

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