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One frustrated runner, a fit test and a killer yoga class

on March 4, 2013

This week I ran a whopping 4 miles.   Yes, you read that right, 4 measly miles.  I tried to run on Tuesday and 1.3 miles in I stopped and called the sports medicine doctor.  I have been having trouble with the middle toes on my left foot for a few weeks and Tuesday I decided I couldn’t ignore it any longer.  They managed to get me in on Thursday and it turns out I have a Morton’s Neuroma.  The doctor put me on an NSAID for the next month and told me to get a metatarsal lift for my shoe.  He also gave me permission to run the half marathon this weekend!  

I took another couple of days off to let my foot rest and tried to run yesterday with the metatarsal lift.  After 2.8 miles I was in agony!  I can tell it is doing what it is supposed to but the ligaments in my foot are going to have to get used to it.  I am going to pick up another set of inserts and run this weekend without the lift and then try to gradually adjust to it.

In other news, I took a Polar Fit Test at my gym a few days ago.  The test calculates your weight, body fat percentage, sit and reach, bicep pull weight, and the number of crunches you can do in 60 seconds in order to determine your body age.  After the test, I discovered that while I am 35, my body age is 31 and I ranked in the elite category in every test!  I’m not sure how accurate it is, but it definitely made me feel better about myself!

Now, for the killer yoga class part of the story…Murfreesboro finally got a proper yoga studio! I went to a class called candlelight vinyasa and boy did it kick my butt!  Did I mention I loved every minute of it?  

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One response to “One frustrated runner, a fit test and a killer yoga class

  1. Molly says:

    Ugh, I’m sorry you’re in so much pain & frustrated!! Nothing is worse than not being able to run or your training being derailed because of an injury 😦 Happy to hear you have permission to still run your half though! Good luck 🙂

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