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Plantar Fasciitis Update

It’s been about 6 months that I have had plantar fasciitis and it is terrible. I like to move and be active and I’ve been incapacitated to try and not move and rest my foot completely sucks.  I have to wear orthotics everyday so heels are out of the question unless I will be sitting down for a good portion of the event and sneakers and closed toed shoes are my new best friend.

Since I’ve had this condition I ran a few times and 4 miles the most, but I recently reinjured myself again. When I work out I am in the zone, but nowadays my feet dictate the intensity of my workout.  I was at the gym doing deadlifts and might have bit off a little more than I can chew according to my feet.  This time I knew the 45 weight on the barbell was a little much, but I pushed myself.  I pushed myself enough where I reinjured my foot again.  There have been a few mornings when I am walking to the bathroom and my foot is throbbing.  It’s gotten so bad that some nights when I am asleep I can feel my foot hurting a lot.

I have to take it back a couple of notches and take it easy on my feet and the weights that I do. Even spin class can be a little intense for my feet.  Swimming is the best option of course, but the pool at my gym is questionable.  I wonder how long I have to wait until I get to 100% into running again.

I made an appointment to the doctor, but it is two weeks from now unless there’s a cancelation. What else is there for me to do?  Wait and wait and roll my foot on a lacrosse ball, roll my foot on a frozen water bottle, and wear orthotics until the doctor gives me a cortisone shot.

2017 Photo Blog Rewind

2017 has been a year of steady growth in all aspects especially life.  I hope 2018 will be so much better than this year.  Here’s a quick recap of the year..

 

Weekend getaway back to Emerald City.

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My newest God baby, Malliah.

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Bachelorette weekend in Palm Springs & wedding #1.

 

More concerts this year than past years.  From John Legend to Jay-Z and everything in between.

Backstreet Boys – April

Wango Tango, John Legend – May

Colbie Callait, Incubus – August

Jay-Z – October

 

Meet my favorite Backstreet Boy…twice and Howie!!! Absolutely fangirling!

 

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Baker to Vegas – March

Hollywood Half Marathon – April

Disneyland race weekend 6.2 & 13.1 – September

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

My Birthday!

 

Went to church in the sky with my countless omg’s.

 

Bachelorette weekend in San Diego’s & wedding #2.

 

Los Cabos, Mexico

 

Snapchat filter for Halloween!

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Meet a reindeer!

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Christmas

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And of course countless Disneyland trips

 

 

There weren’t as many extravagant trips this year as last year, but that could be because of all the Disneyland visits. ¬†While in Mexico I started a travel journal which, hopefully, I will continue in my future travels. ¬†However, it does take a bit of time to write in detail about my day.

Fitnesswise, I have had a few injuries (if you can even call them that) that I had to overcome.  1) I messed up my wrist while working out and didn’t fully recover until thre months later.  Even now while working out I do think about not hurting it again.  2) I made the biggest running error in all the years I have been running and work Nike’s during a race.  A big no-no and I now have plantar fasciitis and have not ran since mid-October.  I feel I am slowly healing though and I do want to do a lot of half’s in 2018.  Finally, not an injury, but a fitness goal, I can kind of, sort of almost do a pull up.  We’ll see how far I get with this in the coming year.

 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

SHEDFAT Queen of the Hill Workout – Week 4

Week 4 aka 1 month into the SHEDFAT Queen of the Hill 12-week Workout!

Workouts are made for:

Monday-Tuesday

Wednesday – rest day

Thursday-Saturday

Sunday – rest day

Workouts consist of 1-2 focus areas for the day.  (Ie. chest/calves day, shoulders/abs, legs/biceps, etc.). Some workouts are longer than other days and days where workouts are shorter 30-minute post cardio is the final to-do.

I typically go to gym after work and work has been challenging this past month in addition to Christmas and all the holiday festivities it was a bit tough keeping up with the workouts day by day.  If I workedout on Wednesday (a rest day) I would do Thursday’s workout.  Most exercises are 4 sets with x amount of reps for an exercise.  There were times when I was too tired to do all 4 sets and I would only do 3 sets.  Depending on the exercise I would lessen or up my reps of the exercise.  For instance, I do not do decline bench press at all and sometimes I may only do 8 reps or 10 reps depending how much energy I have at that given moment.  That is also another thing about the workout plan, it requires certain exercises that get me out of my comfort zone like side cable crunch, decline bench press, and more.  Sometimes I would still do other exercises in addition for the gieven days workout.  For instance, I would do some butt workouts on biceps day because I want to and/or because the current machine I need is being used.  As for the cardio on the shorter workout days , I will be honest, sometimes..okay most of the time I do not do the entire 30 minutes.  Again, I go to the gym after work and by the time I get home other things have to be done..like have dinner.  However, I do do cardio for 15 minutes or so, just not always the entire 30 required minutes.

 

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I do some progression in my back and my legs.  I have a few more months to go and see my full progress.