Monday, 9 May 2011

Scaredy Cat Challenge - Spring in my Step 2

Dear regular readers

Oops - somehow I forgot to post this!  I wrote it a few weeks ago but it got lost in the run up to our trip to New York...  I'm still working on this particular challenge, so the next update will be coming very soon :)

New shoes...from New York! :)
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Time for an update on my latest Scaredy Cat Challenge...getting my (less than perfect) feet sorted out!

It's a three part challenge:

1) I've been for my second visit to the skin specialist to get those pesky verucas frozen off (okay, that's probably 'too much information' but you need the 'warts 'n all' version - boom boom!).  My feet are looking much better already.  She'll do the biopsy on the mysterious mole on my next visit.

2) I went into town yesterday (yes, yes, you guessed - it was Anti-Procrastination Wednesday in Flylady land!) and had my feet checked at the orthopedic shoestore.  Very simple.  Take off your shoes and socks, stand on a large photocopier (on floor level...) and the computer spits out a coloured print showing exactly where you're putting the most pressure.  Not the prettiest picture I've ever had taken of myself  ;D

The foot man said the bones at the front of my feet had worn away due to too much strain.  Probably due to the 20 kilos (44 pounds) I put on when I was pregnant?  My normal, current weight is 52 kilos (114 pounds).  And running three times a week has probably made things worse.

Just back from a run...with a red nose but lipstick intact! ;D
He's making me a pair of insoles that I can use in different shoes (boots, pumps, sandals) as well as my running shoes.  They'll be ready next Wednesday and my little private health insurance policy will cover roughly one third of the cost.  Hallelujah!

He said that, given the current condition of my feet - without insoles - I'd soon start getting very sore feet.  And ultimately a sore back.  Yikes!  So glad I went ahead and got it sorted...  And the whole thing only took...5 minutes!

We also got DD8's feet 'photocopied' because she walks on the inside of her feet.  He recommended that she practice dancing on her tiptoes to her favourite music for about 5 minutes a day in order to strengthen the muscles.  He'll check her again after the summer.

3)  The third part of this 'Holy Trinity of the Blessed Feet' was to arrange regular visits to a chiropodist.  So that's my next task...

Hope you've embarked on your own Scaredy Cat Challenges?  Let's hold hands and be scared together!

Have a marvelous Monday! :)

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2 comments:

ms. caboo said...

It's amazing how much work our feet do and we never notice until they start to hurt! Good for you getting things taken care of before they're a problem.

I always buy a pair of insoles for my running shoes and switch them out before I even lace them up for a first run. It makes a big difference.

DIANE, DENMARK said...

Good idea, Ms Caboo! I'm just a bit peeved that I won't be able to put them into my sandals without looking like a complete idiot! LOL Time to start buying sensible shoes perhaps?!