PORN! Kinda….

So – back to the porn. I thought today’s theme could be “shoes I won’t be wearing anytime soon.” Actually, that’s almost always the theme, but the reason is usually financial & not skeletal.

Example #1:

Pretty, no? I love shoes, as you may know – and the best shoe, by far, is the classic black pump. I learned that from my very cool friend Margaret.

HOWEVER, the doctor advised me to not wear high heels for a while. Apparently it can aggravate existing conditions.

The X-ray showed no broken bones (in fact, it showed EXTRA bone growth – just like everywhere else in my body). So, I will be going to a sports medicine orthopedic guy. Guess when? Go ahead, guess!

If you guessed August 6, you’d be right. I’m not sure why people are worried about national health care & the interminable waits – it’s almost there already (although I’ve never had to wait more than 6 weeks for a biopsy…I’ve had to wait 6 weeks, just not MORE than that).

So, want to know what other shoes I won’t be wearing?

That’s right….those are my running shoes. (Although my shoes are not pink, for the record.)

[I sure as hell didn’t wear them on Sunday for the Run Like a Girl 10K that I was signed up for.  Sunday morning, I went to the race area to pick up my race packet (I’d paid for the race, and I was getting my shirt – and socks, too! – dammit), and i wore flip-flops and no sports bra, so I wouldn’t accidentally run.  I cried all the way home, because I am that pathetic.]

So – that pretty much officially kills my Portland Marathon 2008 dreams. I’m pretty sure that even if I got the go ahead to run on August 6, one month off running and only 2 months more to train would not be enough….and that’s only provided that I get the go ahead to run.

Also killed? Crazy Weights class. I can’t do squats or lunges, and much of that class is lower body work. Also, no cycling – which ruins my biking to work 2x/week plan (I was doing so well, too). I’m going to have to start actually using the weight room at the gym to do upper body, back & abs. I can also do the elliptical – if I’m careful & stop if there’s any pain.

Swimming has been strongly recommended. Too bad I dislike it so much. 🙁

So, this is the suckiest thing that has happened in a long time, methinks. Although I’ve lost 5 pounds since I stopped running (just not as hungry if I’m not exercising).

I’ve got to figure out a way to stay active and have fun without causing any further damage. I’m planning on hitting the gym tomorrow after work for some elliptical and, if I get crazy, maybe some weights.

There’s a pool I can use at my work, so maybe I’ll have to start going IMMEDIATELY after I finish working, just so I won’t avoid it, like I did yesterday.

So – I’m taking my $$ that I’ve saved for my marathon shopping spree & getting a mani/pedi. I haven’t had one for a LONG time – and I never get pedis because a) as much as I hate being touched by strangers, I hate having my feet touched 100 times more and b) they always insist on getting rid of my callouses, and the I get blisters.

So, Portland peeps – where can I go to get an awesome mani/pedi?

And people? send gin. please.

10 responses to “PORN! Kinda….

  1. Poo poo poo. Swimming sucks. But maybe you’ll get really good at it and become some TRI-QUEEN. Ellipitical isn’t that bad. That’s what I did before I started running, when I first started to lose weight. And it works. Especially if you do intervals.

    You hate people touching your feet? OHHHH man, I let anyone rub my feet ANYTIME. I lurrrrrve it! Maybe I shouldn’t type that on the internet. Might get some crazy mo fo’s hittin’ me up for foot fetish things. HA!

    • You know I’m going to end up with all the crazy foot fetishists now – as if I didn’t get enough searches for crack whore porn already.

      As for the foot-touch hating, it’s been an issue for years, but I figure if my feet aren’t going to be useful for the running, I might as well make them pretty. 🙂

  2. Dang it…this whole injury thing just sucks. And to have to be in the gym instead of outside, even crappier…what are we going to do? I wish I didn’t eat as much when I wasn’t excercising and would lose 5 lbs, that would be grand. Instead, I eat and drink more, causing weight challenges. UGH. I am sorry you have to deal with this, but it sounds like you have been given the liberty to do some things, so that is a good thing. I do know how hard it is to shift gears though. I am still trying to figure it all out.

    Top Ten Nails on Hawthorne is my favorite mani/pedi place, but that is because it is the only place I have really been and it is affordable. I was thinking to get a pedi before Saturday….so I guess in the next two days sometime.

    • this week has been less good in the eat less area 🙂 but next week will be better. I’m pretty dedicated to my scale, and don’t want to have to dread it.

  3. oh my god i love those black shoes. ever since i ruined my lovely pradas– remember those?! (too much walking around on ice in kabul), i’ve been lusting to get a similar pair. not that i can be trusted with beautiful shoes, but still. one lusts.

    • Oh my god – you ruined your pradas? Wow, I don’t think you CAN be trusted with nice shoes anymore. Next time you want pradas, or anything nice, just buy them in a size 6. They’ll last a LOT longer. Probably.

  4. also! i meant to say im sorry to hear about your running troubles…. i hope you get everything worked out and can run again soon.

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