Monday, August 31, 2009

Today's notes

Today was another day-off. I'm doing my best to focus on recouping these two ankles. As per Dr's orders I've rested, iced, compressed, and elevated. My left foot feels back to it's usual self and my right is still tender.

Rather than focus on not being able to run I've pushed my mind to better thoughts. Like Henry Ford said "Whether you think you can or can''re right!" So...what can I do now?

- swim. My goal is to be in the pool every day the rest of this week. Work on my breathing and take some pressure off my joints.

- figure out the best bike route to RunKid's school. I must do this at night when it's only 90 degrees and without RunKid and SwimKid. The route will be easier to track w/o them and I can add their weight into the picture later when my feet are fit!

- look into a new background for this blog! I love the road but there is no easy way to read on this thing. Perhaps RunMan (aka hubby) can change some of the layout for me!!

- shoes. Face the inevitable. I need new shoes. Research this week. Purchase next week(?).


Running, kind of. said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

I need new shoes too! In a serious way! I found a local running store that has a treadmill set up with a video camera. They record your normal running gate and analyze your foot actions, hitting the ground and coming up. They use this to fit you with the proper shoe! I have had great luck with the shoe they paired me with. It might be worth looking onto in your area. If you can't find one then make sure you have a knowledgable sales person who can ensure you are fitted properly!!!

Good idea with the swimming! It feels good to take the pressure off sometimes!


Swim, bike, what? said...

Thanks Amanda! I need to check my local running store and see what they do!

X-Country2 said...

The background does make it a little hard to read, but I like graphic. Good luck with the new shoes. I ordered some new ones this week, and I'm dying for them to get here on Friday.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

How are the ankles? Any luck in the shoe dept??

I LOVE the road too, but it is hard to read. Course my bright yellow text probably hurts the reader's eyes too.

Hope you are well!