And the preliminary diagnosis is….

So I finally went to the doctor this morning for my foot issues.  I had gone to a Patient First on Memorial Day weekend to get an X-Ray and rule out a stress fracture.  They said if it didn’t get better in two weeks to go see my primary care doctor.  Well, its been over a month, its still not better, so I went to my doctor.

As all good doctors do, she knows when she doesn’t know enough, and is sending me to a podiatrist.  Her preliminary guess based on my symptoms and all the lovely poking and prodding she did was that I have a neuroma.  I had honestly ruled that out in all my googling because typically it presents with ball of the foot pain, not top of the foot pain.  This is why you don’t self-diagnose!

So, the podiatrist will schedule an appointment with me and we’ll see how it goes – and if they agree with her diagnosis!

Have any of you had a neuroma (aka Morton’s neuroma) before?  What was the recovery process like?

Weekly Update – 1/9/2017

This was a pretty good week despite the leftover snow.  We made it to the gym a few times, listed the house, and had a showing!

Monday

We had abbreviated hours on Monday due to all the snow and the lack of clearing on the roads.  My husband and I worked from home for a little while before heading in.  It was a pretty relaxed day, as I don’t expect many people were deciding to go to the bank in all the snow.

After work, we just relaxed and took it easy.  The gym parking lot is notoriously bad after snow and they were closing early.

Tuesday

Our current house is on the market!  Hopefully it will sell quickly. Tuesday was a rough day at work.  After work, we hit up the gym and I did 2 miles on the treadmill.

Wednesday

On Wednesday, I went to yoga after work.  I know you aren’t necessary supposed to pay attention to the music in yoga, but the music was really great this class! I’m starting to really feel where I’m tight and feel a noticeable difference after class.

Thursday

Thursday night ended up being a night out with my dad, stepmom and sister.  Thursday was supposed to be date night for Michael and I, but sometimes you have to divert plans to spend time with family.

Friday

We went to get Mexican food on Friday night and it was yum!

Saturday

We got up Saturday morning and went to the gym.  We had a house showing, so it was a good way to spend the time we had to be out of the house.  Got in 3 miles on the treadmill. We got some grocery shopping done, as well as some chores around the house.

Sunday

On Sunday we tried out a new church.  We went to my in-law’s house for a late lunch afterward.  We came home and vegged out most of the evening.

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How was your week? Where is your favorite place to go eat with your family?

Weekly Update – 12/26/2016

This week was such a wonderful, relaxing time off. I absolutely love spending time with family and relaxing and forgetting all about the stresses of life.  I hope your holiday season was the same!

Monday

Omg, its a miracle….I went to the gym.

1 Mile treadmill, 800 meter row.  Followed by 3 rounds of 10 each:

  • TRX row
  • TRX squats

Afterward, we had some relax time, then ran some errands.  Then we went to see Passengers.  Great movie – highly recommend it.

Tuesday

On Tuesday, we went BACK to the gym.  Another miracle.  Did 2 miles on the treadmill. I really don’t remember what I did the rest of the day!

Wednesday-Thursday

On Wednesday we went to visit my brother and his wife in northern VA.  We went to the new MGM Grand casino in Maryland, ate some great food, spent time with them.  It was such a great time, I completely ignored my phone – hence my lack of pictures from anything we did with them!

Friday

We left my brother’s house Friday morning and went to see my husband’s aunt.  She cooked us a great Monte Cristo sandwich and we spent some quality time.  We spent the night in a hotel on Friday night rather than fighting DC traffic to get home.

Saturday

We took our time getting up on Sunday.  We had breakfast at Bob Evans before hitting the road.  We both crashed when we go home before the NYE festivities.  We had a great time at my dad and stepmom’s house.  We ate lots of wonderful food, played blackjack, watched the NYE special, and played that whipped cream in the face game.

Sunday

On Sunday, we slept in, did some chores and started cleaning up the house.  We also went furniture shopping, found stuff we loved and put our living room furniture on layaway!

How was your holiday? Did you have any time off? Do you ever “unplug” and put your electronic devices away?

 

Weekly Update – 8/15/2016

 

I managed to get 3 workouts in this week, which trust me, doesn’t sound like a lot, but is a little victory for me.  It has been hard to be motivated when I don’t see any results, but now I’m starting to see them, which has been encouraging.

Monday

I went home after work, did some cleaning and organizing and then jumped on the treadmill to walk 2.25 miles.  I started watching Season 1 of One Tree Hill.  I figured that would be a good motivator for me to get on the ‘mill and get some miles in.

Tuesday

Got in another 2.25 miles on the treadmill while watching One Tree Hill.

Wednesday

I needed a rest day on Wednesday.  Work has been crazy!

Thursday

Got in my last 2.25 miles for the week on the treadmill while watching One Tree Hill.  Thursday was absolutely insane at work.  I can’t wait for Vegas.

Friday

I worked from home on Friday.  I just needed to be away from the work building.  I managed to get a lot of work done.  My mom has been helping us with some painting, so she was over working on that.  She got to see a little taste of what it is I do…every time I got a phone call, etc.  I think its really neat for her to actually hear/see what I do!

After work, I went and spent time with my stepsister, my nephew and her mother-in-law.  They were staying at my mom’s for the weekend.

Saturday

Michael had been out of town since Thursday afternoon for work, and came back on Saturday.  We had a pretty lazy day, just vegged out and watched Netflix, complete with homemade airpopped popcorn.

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Mom is having a yard sale next weekend, so we went over to bring her more stuff and help her price.  We picked up some chopped salads from Taste Unlimited for dinner and spent time with her and Ken and the baby! I love that kid so much.

Sunday

We had church responsibilities on Sunday, then did our normal chores afterward.  Despite all the work we did, it still felt like a relaxing day.

 How was your week?

Weekly Update – 7/18/2016

Finally got back to the gym three times this week and it was wonderful!  I realize that my stress levels are so much better when I consistently work out 🙂

Monday

Finally made it back to yoga class!  It was a little tough to come back after so much time off, but felt really good to get back to my practice and back to a routine.

Tuesday

Gym for the second night in a row! Score! Just did a quick 1.25 mile walk on the treadmill.  No need to rush into anything…

Wednesday

Back to yoga on Wednesday.  My hamstrings had gotten very tight and they got a good stretching this class.

Thursday

On Thursday we went to my mom’s house for dinner to visit with some family that was in town from PA.  As a special surprise, we got to also see my brother in law and my nephew.

Friday

On Friday, we just got some Chinese food for dinner and watched COPS.  We lead such exciting lives, I know.

Saturday

On Saturday, Michael let me sleep in and he did the yard! (Normally my responsibility) I slept through the whole thing, didn’t even hear him do it.  It was such a nice surprise.  We bummed around in the morning, then went to the Virginia Aquarium!  I haven’t been since I was a kid, and it was a nice thing to do on such a hot day! I’m ptetty sure it was literally 1oo degrees on Saturday.

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Sunday

After church on Sunday, we did our chores for the week, but also got in some good R&R.

How was your week? When was the last time you went to an aquarium?

Weekly Update – 5/23/2016

This week was ok.  I was able to get in a yoga session, walk, and 5k.  I was able to enjoy the long three day weekend, which will be the longest break we’ll get in awhile (big work project coming up in June).

Monday

I finally got back to yoga after about almost a month of being gone.  Class was a little tough in that regard, but I think I held my own pretty well.  She’s gotten better about ending class on time, which I really appreciate.  Its already a 75 minute class, and she used to regularly go to 90 minutes.

Tuesday

The weather was amazing on Tuesday!  Michael and I opted to go for about a 3 mile walk around my mom’s neighborhood.  We like to go walk there because its a giant loop.

Wednesday

Michael plays table tennis on Monday and Wednesday nights.  He’s been asking me to watch him play for some time now, so on Wednesday, I went with him.  The club was made up of a variety of people of different ages and backgrounds.  It was a very enjoyable time.

Thursday

I had a really long day at work on Thursday, and crashed on the couch when I got home.  No gym for me!

Friday

On Friday we went out to dinner with my dad, stepmom, stepsister and brother in law.  It was a nice time.

Saturday

Chickfila 5k! Recap to come!

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After the race, we went to visit some friends of ours from church.  Our friend Chris has been experiencing issues with kidney stones for a few weeks now and its hard for him to get out an about because he’s in a lot of pain. We spend a lot of the rest of the day vegging out.

Sunday

On Sunday we had church responsibilities, then we went down to the oceanfront to have an early dinner with my mom and stepdad.  We went to a great place called Waterman’s, and we drank orange crushes and ate great seafood.

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Yummy blackened tuna Caesar salad

 

It had rained on and off all day, then gave us this beautiful rainbow.

 

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How was your weekend? Did you race this weekend?

Weekly Update – 4/18/16

This week was a pretty decent one! It helped that it was my birthday week.  I got a few good workouts in, got to hang out with Jerry Frostick, see Tori Kelly in concert, and celebrate my birthday with my loved ones!

Monday

On Monday I got a quick .75 miles in on the treadmill before yoga.  Class was good.  Kneeling is still a bit uncomfortable since my fall almost 2 months ago, but its getting better.

Tuesday

On Tuesday we had a celebration at work for all the Shamrock race attendees.  My work sponsors the 8k, so its pretty big deal! We had over 70 people from my work compete in Shamrock.  I was one of 7 Dolphin Challengers, and we even had one marathoner.

J&A Racing even sent two representatives to join our celebration.  Jerry Frostick (the J in J&A) came, and one of their employees, Kate.  Kate previously worked with our company.  It was great to talk to them and hear a bit about their thoughts on the race.  Jerry mentioned that he can’t promise the weather would be great next year, but he can’t imagine it being worse!  He called us all bad-asses 🙂

Wednesday

On Wednesday, I got in .75 miles before yoga.  Class was nice and I felt strong.

Thursday

Thursday was my birthday! 29 years old – only one more year till I’m 30!  My husband organized a lunch for me with all my work friends, which was really sweet of him.

Since it was so nice out on Thursday, Michael and I decided to walk outside.  We went to my mom’s neighborhood since its a nice big loop.  Plus we wanted to stop by and see my mom.  We did two loops which my fitbit said was around 1.6 miles, but I think its actually closer to two miles.  I think my mom drove around the loop once and said it was just shy of a mile.

Friday

Friday was my birthday treat from Michael.  He got me tickets to see Tori Kelly at the Norva!!!!

The opening act was a group called Thirdstory; they are known for their 3 part harmonies.  I enjoyed their performance, but I don’t know if I’m a huge fan. I think their songs would all start to sound the same after awhile.

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Thirdstory

Tori was amazing as expected! What I didn’t expect was to go deaf from all the teenage girls screaming in my ear.  WOW.  She is incredibly talented, and you can tell she loves what she does.  When she finished the show, she appeared to be genuinely overcome with emotion from the applause she was getting.

Saturday

On Saturday we celebrated my birthday with my dad and stepmom.  We went out to a cool place called The Broken Egg.  I got blackened chicken, broccoli and baby baked potatoes.  I didn’t know baby baked potatoes were a thing, but they were good!  They gave me a brownie sundae and sang to me for my birthday!

After we got back from our early dinner, Michael and I went for a walk to see if we could burn off some of those calories from dinner.  We got about 1.75 miles in before the allergy attack set in and we decided to finish our walk!

Sunday

We had church responsibilities on Sunday morning. After church, Michael left to go on a gambling trip (don’t worry, he always gambles responsibly).  I went shopping!  I did not shop responsibly!  After shopping, I had to tackle the lawn in style.  Allergy season is in full swing, so I tried wearing a mask to see if it helped.  It only helped moderately.

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After that, I pretty much spent the rest of the night vegging out.  It was a nice end to a good week.

How was your week? Are the allergies kicking your butt?