Fitness Friday

Oh Friday, I am so happy you are here!

I realized I haven’t given you an update on my injured foot and I am sure you are all dying to know how it’s feeling. Right? Right. So I took a good 2 weeks off from running after I went to the Doctor. I bought new running shoes that are good for high arches, such as mine. I took ibuprofen daily. I waited patiently for the pain to magically disappear. Um yeah, that didn’t happen. I couldn’t wait any longer so I decided to test it out.

Since my rest period ended I have done about 4 runs, at no more than 3-4 miles per run. I am so frustrated that the pain is still there, but the good news (I guess?) is that it doesn’t bother me when I run. Weird right?  I imagine it might start bothering me if I run any longer though. When I massage it afterwards, I feel several spots where it is so tender and painful. Looking on the bright side though, it is better than it was when I first hurt it so maybe it’s just going to take a lot longer than I expected.  I am going to make an appointment with a podiatrist for next week anyway because I am not so sure it was a sprain and now I am just curious what the heck is wrong with it!

Anyway, I am still exercising in between the shorter runs and thought I’d share two of the workouts I did this week.

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Dirty Dozen

If you aren’t familiar with the exercises, you will find plenty of video demos on youtube or just google it! Enjoy your sweat session!

I am going to keep today’s post short because later today I will be heading into Seattle for the weekend and hanging out with one of my besties for a girls weekend. She is flying in from Austin and I can’t wait to see her. We are leaving behind our husbands and children to fend for themselves for the weekend. It should be interesting! It is my second time away from the kids (ever) and I SO need the girl time (and the ME time). I still haven’t explored a whole lot of Seattle, but we’ll only be there a short time. My priorities are just catching up with her and eating at some great restaurants. I heard there are a ton so I am EXCITED!

Hope you all have a great weekend and I’ll see you on Monday!

Question: Do you have any fun plans this weekend? What have you been doing for workouts lately?

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    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says

      Thanks Angela! I don’t know what it will feel like to not hear “mommy” ever 3 seconds. 😉

    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says

      Thanks Laura, you too. At least the xrays came back ok so it can’t be that bad! At least that’s what I am thinking!

  1. says

    Oh Melanie! I’m so sorry that your foot is still bothering you. Especially after your rest and taking care of it. Boo! I can totally understand your frustration. I’m sure that you’re doing this too but I also find that when my foot/heel acts up, freezing a plastic water bottle and then rolling/massaging my foot with it feels great. Thanks for the workouts too. The Dirty Dozen looks great!
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    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says

      Thanks Christine! You know, I am so lazy about the ice but I did it after the first run post-rest and it did help a lot. I need to just force myself to do it on a regular basis.

  2. Amy Mackey says

    Aloha! Glad to hear your foot is getting a little better.
    I’m also so happy to hear you are getting a girls weekend! Totally jealous. Have a blast!
    I am utilizing the sitter twice this weekend :) Saturday, lily has her ballet recital at kbay. Love!! Ill take Oscar and lily to the beach afterwards. Saturday night some friend invited the kids and I over for dinner (so nice when brian is gone!). Sunday, mass in Kailua followed by meeting 2 new squadron members at tr airport (always fun welcoming new families to Hawaii!). Sunday night I’m going out solo to catch up with a friend from college that I haven’t seen in over 10 years! Crazy. I’m excited for my weekend. I’ve settled into a nice workout routine during the deployment. Running 3 days, tennis lessons 2 days, and yoga! I started teaching again! I guess I’m out of room. Oops! Have a great weekend. Miss you

    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says

      Oh I so wish you weren’t so far so we could plan a girls weekend. One of these days! Sounds like a great weekend planned. Call me next week- we must catch up!

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