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a year older

I cannot believe I am a year older……… it was my Birthday yesterday and I just can’t believe how old I am 😯 I actually think I feel depressed about it today.

Original plans for Dandenongs today were scratched and we ended up catching up with RJ and family for a Birthday dinner last night. We had yummy Thai 🙂 I also had way to much champagne and am paying the price today. Got up first thing this morning and went and got the family a Macca’s breakfast and now I am scoffing my way through a box of cheese and bacon shapes 😳 I know I really should be drinking heaps of water but it is not cutting it!

I also feel down in the dumps because of all my aches and pains I have at the moment. It is purely all the walking at work that is setting everything off and I really think I need to see someone about it. Yesterday when I finished my shift I was hobbling to the car like an old woman, oh thats right I am an old woman who just turned a year older!! RJ suggested to go and see an Osteopath and I think I am going to give it a go. I have looked into it and I think I will try and make an appointment this week. I might hold off with Foot specialist. I know I seem to dithering around at the moment and if I wasn’t in pain I would just continue with foot guy. I have to say I am still a little confused with all the diffferent opinions regarding running footwear/orthotics. Why does it have to be so complicated……. I just want to be able run, I mean walk 🙄

Oh well thats enough of my dribble, I am now off to find a Coca Cola to wash the shapes down!!



I have had a lurgy for the last few days, muscle aches, sore throat and cough/cold.  I had been fighting it since last week and my last rostered shift was Monday.  I was almost without voice at start of shift but by the end of the shift, I had no voice.  So I spent my days off, sick and looking after two sick children who obviously caught it off me, DOH!  I really hate Winter bugs, very annoying and disruptive to family life!  I am now due back to work today but  feel heaps better although I still sound disgusting.  Thankfully I only have to get through two shifts and then I am on days off again 😀    

I missed my appointment this week with foot specialist but have been continuing to do my foot exercises.  I have also started doing some core exercises, Bicycle Crunch exercises, Planks and Crossover Crunches.  I am very happy to say I have sore abs 🙂

Caught up with RJ and family on Sunday.  I finished work at 1pm and although I was feeling crappy, met RJ down the Tan and did a lap and a half of walk/running.  It was such a beautiful day with lots of people about.  We had a coffee afterwards and then went back to RJ’s place where all the family were.  Relaxed the rest of the afternoon and stayed for dinner.  We had a roast lamb dinner followed by deserts from RJ’s bakery.  It was a great day and we haven’t done it in ages because RJ works till late on Saturday and I am usually rostered on over entire week-end.  I have missed our get togethers, pesky work!  We have planned to go to the Dandenong Ranges on Sunday and have a family barbeque.  We were talking about how we use to do all sorts of things, the four of us, but once the kids came along, it all seemed to stop!  We have made a commitment to start doing family stuff with the kids and if somehow, RJ and I can incorporate a little exercise into it, all the better 😀  RJ suggested we do the 1000 steps  😯

slow process

Well, I have now had three appointments with foot specialist and I can see this is going to be a sloooooow process!  We are basically only working on one foot and he said the whole process will take up to around 12 weeks.   I have absolutely no patience but I will persist for a little while longer.  I asked him if I could run, I know I am very annoying as I have asked him this question at each appointment and to be honest he was a bit wish washy with answer this week.  He said to me I could but not overly and that I could bike or swim.  So, I have decided because he he said not overly I am going to do run three 4km a week and bike at the gym 🙂  I know I am pathetic but because he was a bit wish washy about it and it wasn’t a down and out right NO, I”m grabbing onto it, pmsl!  Now I am thinking Spring into Shape, just have to check the dates that they are on and see if I am not working. 

Started myself on Weight Watchers again and have lost 1kg, very happy with that and will perservere.  Had a few blow outs over the week but overall I think I did quite well and it has shown on the scales 😀  

Andrew, I have often thought about getting a bike but I am petrified that I will fall off or worse get hit by a car.  When I was younger 🙄  I use to ride a lot and had absolutely no fear but now I have grown into a bit fat scardey cat!!

re-learning foot function

Thats what I have to do according to the foot specialist/physio I saw on Tuesday. I literally have to “learn to walk again”.  My appointment went for well over an hour and the bottom line is, I have to re-train my brain’s idea on feet, footwear and walking.  I have been given a key re-training exercise to get some midfoot movement and have to do those often for 2 minutes at a time on left foot only.  I go back on Tuesday.  I am not sure what outcome of all this will be but I am willing to give it a go for a reasonable amount of time.  I feel I have nothing to lose at this point.  The only thing I didn’t like was he said I am not to run for at least a “school term”.  I was thinking shorter school term of 8 weeks but he said 12 weeks!!!  Not sure if if I will last that long but we will see.  I am somehow going to have to fit the gym into my time and do resistance and cardio.  I have put on weight 😦

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