Wednesday, April 02, 2008

You gotta get with my friends?

Monday morning, we froze those f*ckers. Froze them. I managed the pain through seriously controlled breathing. I think I scared the staff. I hobbled my way home, took the day off, sat in bed and edited a playscript. There are some super blisters forming, but today I felt good enough to run.

I have absolutely no faith in this treatment. Nothing works. Nothing.

1997 Playlist
Miss Modular - Stereolab
Missing You - Basement Jaxx
Around The World - Daft Punk
Summer Bummer - Crazy Penis
My Baby Portable Player Sound * - Pizzicato Five
Dig Your Own Hole - Chemical Brothers
Busy Child - The Crystal Method
Water From A Vine Leaf - William Orbit
Cooldown: Wannabe - Spice Girls
I'm Afraid of Americans - David Bowie
    (Last Year's 1997 Playlist)
    One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces - Ben Folds Five
    Parsec - Stereolab
    Burning Ground - Van Morrison
    Block Rockin' Beats - Chemical Brothers
    Smack My B*tch Up - Prodigy
    The Perfect Drug - Nine Inch Nails
    Atom Bomb (Atomix 1) - Fluke
    Tubthumping - Chumbawumba
    Good Sh*t - Cornershop
Man. Remember the mid-late-90s? Good times.

Run stats:
Days to Cleveland: 45
Distance: 5.15 miles
Weight: 171 lbs.
Stretches: yes
Temperature: 37ยบ
Weather: cool & sunny
Gear: jacket, thermal hat, sunglasses, shorts, long-sleeved shirt


Jen said...

Are you talking about Plantar's warts?

Because you're right. Nothing works. But you have to freeze them periodically, or they will take over your foot.

I had them so badly 11 years ago that I had to have SURGERY on my FOOT to get rid of them.

Of course, now they're back.


Say, the last time I ran inside on a treadmill (stupid me), about six weeks ago, I put the damn thing on an incline, and ever since then, I have been hobbling around because I hurt the arch on my fucking foot so badly.

Any suggestions for ways I can improve this situation and get back to the running? Anyone? Beuhler?

Yes, I have purchased arch supports, and that does help a great deal.

pengo said...

Oh, yes. The dreaded Plantar warts. You should follow the "Plantar wart" thread to learn about the different techniques I have been subjected to. I ended my relationship with my GP because she didn't know what she was doing and ... well, she tortured me, is what she did. Did didn't know what the f*ck she was doing.

Never had a problem with a *slight* incline, I have had difficulties with my shins on such occasions, but your arches? I think it's the shoes, Michael.

Or maybe not, you may need to do special stretching exercises for the feet - that's what I needed after breaking my heel. There's a number of good ones online. Standing on a star, balancing on the ball of your foot and letting the weight of your body pull you down is a good one, standing with your feet crossed and bending over from the waist is another. And flexing your foot back by hand is good, if you are aligned correctly.

But don't take my word for it, really - check the Internet, a book or an expert. But I think those stretches might help the arch, the whole foot, really.