I am in pain
Friday, January 04, 2013
You may have noticed I've decided to start all my blogs with a statement of how I feel each day. Today, I'm in pain.
I'm so tired of plantar fascitis. Oh my God I cannot believe how painful it is, and how long it has lingered. SINCE APRIL!
And honestly, I've used it as an excuse to not exercise. If it's like walking on knives to just walk around my house, how much worse would it be to walk for half an hour or (perish the thought!) actually JOG again?
But I'm determined now. And although the last two nights resuming my job teaching night classes (two hours on my feet) have left me actually hobbling around, I'm determined to make this work.
So the only shoes that are comfortable right now (even my sneakers with orthotics are painful) are my wedge sandal Crocs. So that's what I am wearing on the elliptical today. Because I'm not giving up. And I've used it as an excuse for too long. And if I have to walk around to do stuff that isn't necessarily good for me, then by golly I'm going to find a way to get around and do the activity that IS good for me.
It also helps that my wonderful husband is willing to massage my feet every night. And ibuprofen works as well, although last night was an oxycodone event as I was quite literally crying as I shuffled out of work.
But the point is...I am in pain, but I'm not letting it stop me. Not the bitter freezing cold outside yesterday...not the pain today...not the head cold the day before...not the busy schedule tomorrow...not ANYTHING!
I. AM. UNSTOPPABLE!
And so are you. So there.