Friday

15 October 2010

In training for the 3 Day, I walked around 600 miles. That's about 60,000 calories burned; most days my caloric intake was 1,500, but on the 12, 15, and 18 miles days it jacked up to 2,000 out of necessity.

You'd think I would have lost weight like crazy, but I didn't lose a damned thing. I haven't lost a damned thing since early January, in spite of carefully counting the calories and increasing my activity level.

Yes, this majorly bums me out.

In any case, I'm thinking that by Monday or Tuesday my feet will be back to 95% normal and I can get back out there to walk and/or Trikke. I was getting a little worried because the re-awakening nerves were getting to be seriously painful and the walking I had to do--shopping, just getting from the living room to the bathroom--was starting to really hurt.

Then someone posted on Facebook about the shoes they'd recently purchased and how soft and comfy they were, and I remembered that before I started the whole training thing that I'd bought a similar pair. And as I recalled, they were awfully cushiony.

I dug them out from under the bed and put them on, and damn...super comfortable and they kept me off the balls of my feet.

Coincidentally or not, the agony of de-feet lessened and now my toes only itch a bit. There are still numbish spots, but I don't notice that unless I rub the toes over the sheets or against each other.

So...a weekend of probably not much other than working, and then back to working out. And while I work out, I'll probably contemplate this as the next new toy:


Street Strider Fusion
Nope, don't need it, but dang I want it.

I know, I know....

10 comments:

dkm3day said...

Yep - not a damn pound!

Mrs. Harris' Students said...

Im not whining or complaining ... but i am wondering ... when will i start to walk like a normal person again?

J2sf...again said...

Um...mrs. Harris' students? I forgot to delete that!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Man that is depressing. Maybe you were over exercising and your body was hanging onto the pounds?

Thumper said...

Mrs. Harris needs the magic shoes, then she'll walk normal... ;)

RandomizeME said...

Well, muscle weighs more than fat, so that accounts to the numbers you don't see dropping on the scale. You feel it though, more energy and your clothes start feeling a little loose...

Angel and Kirby said...

You do love your toys!

Thumper said...

I am am toy whore, I admit it...

las794 said...

I think I'd roll right over on my nose in those shoes....

Sleepypete said...

It's a New Toy ! Of course you need it :-)

I get the no weight loss on exercise too. I'll go for an evening's cricket match where I'll be running my legs off for half the game and in the other half batting involves something close to what nutters do in Bleep Tests. But with that, I'll usually put on a pound or two over the day.

(It's cos I prepare by drinking & munching more to get me through the game uninjured)

Shooz - the way to a painfree (mostly) is through better gear :-) I always go for cushioned soles now as the shock absorbing makes it easier on my knees.