PORN!  Kinda….
PORN! Kinda….

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 Comments

  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!

    1. 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. SnowDance

    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.

  3. margaret

    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.

    1. 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.

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