Miles:
12 total / 0 in 2019
Goal:

My goals are to regain my health, my body and be able to call myself a barefoot runner. Ultimately losing 120-140 lbs.

Rosmery Hernandez-casey walked: I'm proud of myself f...

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  • 1 miles
  • 00:18 time
  • 19:26 pace
  • 80 calories
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blah Week 2 Walk/Jog Route 0.93 mi 00:18 19:26 pace

I'm proud of myself for getting out there. I could have gone twice around had it not been for the horrible foot, ankle and shin pain!! OUCHIE! Will try again tomorrow.

  • Michele S.
    Michele S.

    Ouch, what's up with your foot/ankle/shin?

    almost 7 years ago Like

  • Alan T.
    Alan T.

    That's a lot of pain, in a lot of places. What's up?

    almost 7 years ago Like

  • Kelly M.
    Kelly M.

    Good to get out there but don't push too much if you have too much pain!

    almost 7 years ago Like

  • Sheldon W.
    Sheldon W.

    You have good motivation!! but I agree with the others. If you ever get a pain that is sharp or sudden during a run, or one that gets continually worse, think very carefully about continuing. You did the right thing to cut it short! Is this a new pain or the continuation of an existing pain?

    almost 7 years ago Like

  • Rosmery H.
    Rosmery H.

    The shin pain has been the longest. It started when I sorta used to run in college. Not enough to call myself a runner. But even just walking briskly they hurt. My feet/ankles started after I gained weight. Doc says it's because my Achilles is too short. A direct result from always being in high heels. I have heel lifts in my shoes to help with the pain but it's really bad. I have ice on them now, but if it continues tomorrow I will just have to walk. No jogging until it gets better. :(

    almost 7 years ago Like

  • Rosmery H.
    Rosmery H.

    btw... my feet hurt 24/7, even when I'm sitting. Walking after I've been sitting or sleeping is a real challenge at first. Once I get going it gets better. I also tend to twist my ankle often since my feet turn outward. Sometimes I wish I had Mr. Potato Head parts that I could interchange with new ones. :-) That would be ideal! lol

    almost 7 years ago Like

  • Michele S.
    Michele S.

    Just a few ideas based on my experience with shin pain - start of slow, don't push anything until your legs warm up. Take smaller steps and try keep your feet under your center of gravity. Ice after each walk/run. Take advil if your shins hurt. For the achilles and feet, I would personally ditch the shoe inserts ... and probably the shoes too ;) Warm up before any activity, use a heating pad if needed. Don't stretch before your tendons are warm, only stretch after activity or heating.

    almost 7 years ago Like

  • Michele S.
    Michele S.

    If you decide to try barefoot, start off very slow. Only a few minutes in the house if you're not used to being barefoot at all. Over time, the tendons and muscles in your feet and ankles will strengthen and will be able to support themselves without all of the fancy shoe stuff ;)

    almost 7 years ago Like

  • Michele S.
    Michele S.

    Another thought - do you have a foam roller? Tight achilles can be caused by tight calves or hamstrings. You might try rolling them out to see if that helps.

    almost 7 years ago Like

  • Alan T.
    Alan T.

    Keep going, Rosmery. Slowly and a bit at a time. You'll be surprised how soon it'll all fall into place.

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  • Rosmery H.
    Rosmery H.

    Thanks Michele. I'm actually barefoot 99.9% of the time. Working from home allows me the opportunity to not have to wear shoes, which I love. I usually "jog" (HA!) to and from the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, etc. just because it feels better than walking on my feet. After I'm able to get them going, that is. :) Foam roller? No, I don't. How would I use that? Thanks!

    almost 7 years ago Like

  • Michele S.
    Michele S.

    Hi Rosmery, a foam roller is a thick (probably 8" across) cylinder of foam. You, essentially, just lay it on the floor and roll your body over it. Your body weight creates enough pressure to get a nice, deep sort-of-massage out of it. Depending on how tight your muscles are, it may be very "intense" in some places, but if you keep at it, eventually it will get better as your muscles lengthen and release :)

    almost 7 years ago Like1 person