1. I haven’t been posting about my marathon training because they’re pretty much the same ones each week. I am even bored with them. Either I make them more interesting or just post them every two or three weeks. Overall my runs are OK. I did not do my easy or tempo runs last week and I did not do them this week. I have no reason but simply just excuses.
On my last two long runs I felt some numbness on my right toes. I didn’t think too much of it but did mention it to my podiatrist on Monday. She touched the area and I told her I felt a little bit of pain. She was concerned because that area that hurts is the bone. She took a couple of x-rays. No broken toes. But apparently two of the bones are so close together that they could be pinching a nerve and thus the numbness. She also mentioned Morton’s Neuroma. According to the Mayo Clinic website:
“Morton’s neuroma is a painful condition that affects the ball of your foot, most commonly the area between your third and fourth toes. Morton’s neuroma may feel as if you are standing on a pebble in your shoe or on a fold in your sock. Morton’s neuroma involves a thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves leading to your toes. This can cause a sharp, burning pain in the ball of your foot. Your toes also may sting, burn or feel numb.”
I don’t feel like I am standing on a pebble nor sharp nor burning pain. The toes do feel numb. I went to see her because I have a bunion and need to get a cortisone shot. Of course the other option is to get surgery but I am holding off as long as I can.
2. Last week I went to set up my classroom. It was overwhelming. I have a new classroom so I had boxes from my old classroom, from the teacher I am replacing, and from the district with new math and science books. I went three days and did enough to at least teach for three days next week. I would have done more if we hadn’t been told to leave the school by 3pm because the custodians still had work to do. It worked out because I was sore and tired after each day. And I refused to go this week. This is my last week of summer break and my plan is to just chill and do nothing.
I took a short video using Flipagram but I don’t know how to add it here so click on the link: http://flipagram.com/f/H4SfyEGoXf
And in case that doesn’t work here are some photos.
3. I am thinking of purchasing a treadmill. I like my gym but hate the shows on the TV screen and sometimes the smell inside is revolting. Plus, I get annoyed when people are just texting and checking Facebook at 1.0 speed on the treadmill. I feel like telling them to just walk faster. I know I am complaining too much and that is why it is best to have one at home. I checked out NordicTrack but while they’re nice, they’re also expensive.
These are the ones I like. Prices range from $1,499 to $2,199. They’re all very similar and offer the same thing but I like the TV on the 2450 and the 2950.
It makes me laugh to see these prices end in “99” because obviously $1,499 is so much cheaper than $1,500.
Thoughts, suggestions on treadmills?
I’m glad you don’t have any broken bones, but I do hope your toe is ok! I know that nagging pain and injuries are so frustrating at this stage in the game!
Your classroom looks great! Hope your year is off to a great start!
Thanks Meghan. Hopefully my toes don’t give me too much trouble on Saturday.
I hope the numbness goes away soon! I workout in the gym 3 days a week, but never run inside. I love stepping outside ready for my run in fresh (non-stale gym) air!
I do like running outside as well but I am horrible at pacing so I do my speed and tempo workouts on the treadmill.
Sorry to hear about the foot pain. =( I hope that it passes quickly. I remember that when I was training for Chicago, I started getting burnt out on the mileage in the August/September timeframe. Hang in there!
Your classroom looks great! I know that you said you’ve got more you want to do with it, but I think it already looks terrific.
Wow, I did not know that treadmills were so expensive! I think there are places where you can buy second-hand treadmills for lower prices, that might be worth investigating. And yes on the 1,499 being so much cheaper than 1,500! Total marketing gimmick!
I love that you’re always so positive about everything! My classroom is semi ready but I did not do anything with my library. I have so many books and have to organize them by genres. Plus, I don’t have rosters nor labels for my kids to use for attendance, reports, etc. No big deal. They don’t start till Wednesday so I still have some time to work on that.