I went to the podiatrist on Friday and was fit for some custom inserts for my running shoes. I have really high arches and apparently they are starting to sag. I had to laugh! Hooray! Yet another body part that sags with age!
I have been wearing some inserts that I got from Fleet Feet and they felt great but apparently they weren't giving me enough arch support. One of the problems with high arches is that I over pronate. I already new this but what I didn't know, is that without the proper support over pronation can lead to ITBS. So until I get my inserts the Dr. told me to tape my arches with 2" athletic tape to give them extra support. I did that today and I don't know if it made my legs feel better, but my arches felt great!
Well I've joined the fitness center. Again. I have a love/hate relationship with fitness centers. I really need the strength training though. Especially in my hips, glutes, and hamstrings. My favorite gym to workout at is about a1/4 mile from my house. It's an old, musky, building where old, musky, gym rats and meat heads work out(hubby is one of them). Seriously it is raw. I like the fact that I can grunt and sweat like a sasquatch and nobody cares. Also, surprisingly, it doesn't have the meat market feel. The guys there are so focused on themselves that they don't even notice you. Perfect! I worked out there for about 6 yrs, but left because they don't have childcare(the downfall). They have a TV room where, in an ideal world, my kids would sit quietly and watch a movie. Unfortunately that never happens, instead they end up following me around begging for food and telling me how bored they are.
My other option was a fitness center about 5 miles away that focuses more on classes and nautilus equipment(I♥ free weights), but it does offer child care. I chose #1. I'm a gym rat at heart!
So here is the plan: to be more disciplined with my time. Hubby works a swing shift, so on the days hubby works nights, I will go in the morning at 5am, before the kids wake.
On the days hubby works days, I will go in the evening.
We will see how this works starting tomorrow! Plan will probably be modified at some point as I do NOT like to wake up before 5am! :)
Hope you are all having a fantastic Monday!!!
I have something to share with you tomorrow that I am very excited about!!
Grace and peace,