Wednesday, May 25, 2011

And the Doctor says...

NEW SHOES

The orthopedic doctor saw nothing wrong with my foot or my leg (I had them check the runner's knee issue too).  No strains, no fractures, no tears to speak of.  He really had no idea what the issue could be, but he did suggest I continue the stretching I've been doing because it could only help me.  Finally, he figures that since my current running shoes are the first real stiff pair of shoes (also the first officially fit running shoes I've had), that those could very likely be the cause.  He's not 100% sure (no one can be), but either way...

I have a green light to run!

(*crowd applause*)

I am officially in the market for a new pair of running shoes!  My goal is to have a new pair this weekend so I have the next two weeks to transition into them and try and wear them in. 

On another note, I stopped by the grocery store on the way home to pick up bananas.  I go through two a day usually and I'm extremely picky about their ripeness.  Anyways, I go in to get three bananas and I walk out with bananas, three packs of 93/7 meat (they had $2 coupons on each because they expire today - stick 'em in the freezer and they're good!), celery, a squash, broccoli, and a thing of greek yogurt (yep, I decided to give it a try). 

If the rule of thumb is "Don't grocery shop when you're hungry," I shouldn't be allowed within 100 yards of that store no matter what time of day it is.

Now I have to go ride a bit before work.  I might even do a short run on my break at work today.  Ooooo...

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Questions
1.  Tell me something that has made you smile this week.
I'm smiling right now at the prospect of being able to run again!


Stay fit.  Stay healthy. 

13 comments:

CupCake@ Bigger Girls Can Run Too said...

Something that made me smile this week--- the fact that I finally was able to run over 2 miles before having to stop to walk. Yea, be excited.

SeeAliEatSeeAliRun said...

Yayyyyy you can run!!

danny said...

I assume either (A) your doc is a runner, or (B) you'll get a second opinion, just to be sure, right? Just trying to look out for ya. Lists. Remember grocery lists are really good to use (especially if you have the discipline to stick with them)

Coy Martinez said...

Glad the verdict was a good one! I'm anxious to see what shoes you end up in and if they work.

Ron said...

Something That made me smile this week has been the threat of a major does of ALOHA coming my way....mmm smile, lol. Try this, tell me what you think!

http://www.getclass.org/2011/04/you-mean-i-cant-wear-the-cute-ones/

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Good to hear you can run

Meg O @watchmegorun said...

so glad you can run. And is it bad that it made me smile that you're giving greek yogurt a try? You'll be crossing over to the dark side soon enough muahahhaa :)

Matthew Smith said...

I'm glad you got the green light on running. And, I eat a ton of bananas too!

ajh said...

Bananas are perfect for a very limited time but when they are perfect they are the best food ever.

Richelle said...

So glad you've been given the go-ahead to start running again! I hope you find a new pair of shoes that will work perfectly for you.

A co-worker forwarded to me a hilarious photo of another co-worker sitting on his lap. Definitely made me smile. :)

Cari Mugz said...

Well happy he didnt find anything wrong and your good!
What made me smile... my whole crazy week :)

Kristin said...

You will love the greek yogurt!! It is very smooth tasting!! glad nothing is wrong with your foot! Onto more training!!

Stephanie said...

So glad you got the ok. At least you picked up healthy stuff on a whim. :) Spending time with my fam on my bday made me smile this week. :)