Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Run for Today.....0.25 Miles

As I promised...only a 1/4 mile run today in the Brooks Vapors...now I'm sitting with my right leg wrapped up in a heating pad....then when I'm ready for bed....ICE....

My gait...wow...it's mine and everyone else has to be totally glad that they don't have it....according to James...in just about a 2 minute time frame he saw me doing 4 different gaits and at times it looked like I was attempting several left hand turns on the treadmill. Like Lisa stated...it's really wild to watch your feet working frame by frame in a video...I would swear that those couldn't have been my feet...no way....

With my left foot...which was the most sporadic of the two....I could occasionally have a good foot plant...but when my foot would come up off the treadmill my heel would kick to the right almost every time, then all of a sudden my toes would be planting as if I were making a left hand turn...but I'm still trying to go forward on the treadmill...there was no corner to turn....

At some points in time...both feet would end up totally in front of the other...tho again the left foot seemed to dominate this action as well...go figure I'm left handed....it would look like at times that I was a one legged runner.....or was that supposed to be a one legged wall paper hanger.....in a butt kicking contest....

In the long run...the Vapors did seem to make my gait move towards a normal motion that was more runner friendly and less likely to be causing injury.....so that is why I'm working on them very slowly....1/4 mile at a time...sneaking into them....trying to re-train the muscles in my fore-legs...and I can't remember their names....I'll have to get that information written down to blog it here.

As for exercises....I'm supposed to stand on one foot at a time...with the other foot tucked up behind the knee of the foot I'm standing on....for up to 5 minutes at a time...or until I wobble over...short of falling....to build up my ankles...

I'm supposed to write the alphabet with my toes extended several times a day.

He wants me to buy and "Ab Mat" from the net to do crunches with that will strengthen my obliques.

I'm stretching the front of my calves.....one foot extended back behind me....the foot pointing in a 45 degree angle inward...then 45 degree outward....stretch on it each way...then relax....then the other leg the same thing....

Butt squats

I'm going to have to get him to give me some better notes on some of these things....or better yet I'll take a pad in next time and I'll take notes and pass them along.....I sound so disjointed with all of this it seems to me.....and add to that I've never taken a physiology course and no little or nothing about various body parts....the foot is connected to the ankle..is connected to the leg....is connected to the hip....and inbetween is the knee....see

Well it's been fun...but it's time to stand for a bit like a pink flamingo.....night all....well maybe I'll be back when I fall over....

5 comments:

runliarun said...

Oh, I can picture you standing there like a crane.. or a pink flamingo... one of those big birds.

J~mom said...

Those are all great exercises...very similar to what I was doing in PT. Sounds like you are on the right track...get it. LOL

ws said...

I'd agree with j-mom, sounds just like PT exercises. in time I think the ankle strengthening will help. I can't speak for the different sneakers, I'm not good at the suffering so I probably couldn't battle through the new kicks the way you are.

Jess said...

LOL about the 4 different gaits! Sometimes I think we run a little abormally on a treadmill with someone watching and video taping!

Randy said...

Jess I have to agree...nothing like being a bit self-conscious.