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?

6 Comments on Three Things Thursday, August 21, 2014

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

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