I’ve had a nagging foot injury that I thought was achilles tendonitis for a few months. It wasn’t holding me back from running so I kept doing it and icing it afterwards. In the last week though, I started having trouble putting weight on it!  I thought maybe it was a stress fracture, since treating for achilles tendonitis wasn’t successful, and ended up going to the doctor since it hurt to walk on it! It turns out I’m over-pronating so severely with a flat foot that it is pulling and injuring a tendon in my foot. No running until this improves which is brutal in this awesome fall weather!  Here’s a picture of where it’s being pulled and how my foot is landing:

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Yikes! Right after the doctor I went right to get new shoes with arch support for the flat foot.  I was running in the wrong shoes for a while 🙁 Even swimming (the kick) hurts, so I can only pull. Instead I’ve been lifting heavy weights and doing the elliptical machine. Have you had an injury? Have you done any pool running? What have been your alternate exercises?  Thanks to Blonde Ponytail for posting these great workouts to change it up! I had to sub in for the running, but these are great for runners! Check out more here.

 

 

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Meal Planning this week ~ 

Sunday – meatless & meatballs with pasta
Monday – Husband prepared pulled pork in the crockpot
Tuesday – Zucchini Spiralized with Kale Pesto (just found this site from Laura at Mommy Run Fast!)
Wednesday –   Quiche or egg frittata
Thursday – something like this butternut squash casserole looks good, but still looking for butternut squash recommendations
Friday  – pita pizza!
Saturday – out

What are you cooking this week?
One of the professional pictures from my sister’s wedding! Sneak peek!

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