Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Seeking Professional Help
I am biting the bullet, forking over my co-pay, and seeking the advice of a trained professional (for my foot, not my head). It has been over a week and my foot is still in pain. It is not so bad that I can't walk on it, but it is unbearable to run on it, which, in my opinion, is diminishing my quality of life. While I feel some of my symptoms resemble PF, somethings don't fit. I think at this point the wise thing would be to switch my self diagnosis with a real one. Hopefully this will put me on the road to recovery and then put me back on the road (or treadmill).
Fortunately, my time off from running has not been time off from exercise. I have been weight training, cycling, swimming, and yesterday I conquered the giant, scary stair machine at the gym. I have heard a lot of people say they are afraid that they will fall off the treadmill. That I don't fear anymore, but falling off the giant, scary stair machine...yeah I am really worried about that. I have a long history with stairs...and gravity. But man is that a good workout! Although I am glad this injury has made me diversify, I do miss running and it has only been a week. I am having empathy on a whole new level for those who have been dealing with long term injuries.
In my quest to diversify I have been slowly warming to trying an exercise I have avoided like the plague. Over the past several months (especially the past week) the idea of yoga has been entering my mind. I have heard over and over again, "you know, you really should do yoga." Ugh! I know I should probably do it, but I am a yoga-phobic. I am so afraid I am going to walk into class and be asked to do this:
Anyone else afraid of equipment at the gym??
What do you think, yea or nay on the yoga? Someone please say it is awful and I shouldn't do it!