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    Domain Addict / Formerly known as elbowcreek Thomas A. Rice's Avatar
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    For the last few weeks, I've been exercising with my two kids, because they are both 'trying out' for basketball. The idea was, THEY would get in shape, but somehow dad got dragged into the process, lol. In the last two weeks, I've logged more miles than an Amway salesman.

    Four days ago, my youngest says, "Dad, I'm going to lap you!" and he takes off buzzing around the track we had heretofor been jogging casually upon.

    Now, I'm not all that competitive, especially with my kids - by that I mean, I'm not gonna slam dunk in their face and do a victory dance when I score, lol - but my ego got the best of me, and I decided that that little 11 year old might beat me in a race, but I was NOT going to let him lap me! I mean, I do have some vestige of pride left, you know.

    And so we were off to the races.

    For me, it was rather a short race: pulled a muscle in my leg half a lap later, and yes, if you must know, the little brat lapped his dad before I could hobble across the finish line.

    I'm still laid up in agony, almost afraid to see the doc, 'cause I just know he's gonna say I tore a tendon, or something.

    Last time I saw doc for a back ailment, his response was: "Welcome to middle age!" Well, I'm not saying hello back, and will be pulled, kicking and screaming, through it, lol.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>
    I'm still laid up in agony, almost afraid to see the doc, 'cause I just know he's gonna say I tore a tendon, or something.
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    or something?

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    I envy you for being out there running. About 2 months ago I BRUISED the metatarsals on the bottom of my foot and still cannot place any weight on the ball of my foot. Middle age?!?!?! I'm only 36!

    But everything is creaky, popping, painful and ugly now. What I wouldn't give to have my 20-something year old body back.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Abu Gabby:
    I envy you for being out there running. About 2 months ago I BRUISED the metatarsals on the bottom of my foot and still cannot place any weight on the ball of my foot. Middle age?!?!?! I'm only 36!

    But everything is creaky, popping, painful and ugly now. What I wouldn't give to have my 20-something year old body back. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Oh, MEGA dittos to that (well, except for the "ugly" part...)! I don't even dare to imagine what 50 is going to be like.

    I even did the same thing to my foot early in the spring. It finally healed but I couldn't step down normally for what seemed like ages.
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    Did you buy an orthotic or anything? It REALLY hurts when I walk normally so I have to walk on the outside or inside of my foot. I bought a little insert that goes in my shoe, but if it slips out of place it hurts even more than without.

    Gymshoes seem to be my best footwear option...Doc Martens appear to be the worst (I think they caused it...I bought new Docs and the problem started almost immediately).

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    Old age has some good points! Like, for instance, you can sit and smile benevolently while your grand kid does laps. Everyone will think you are great just for taking him to the track!

    Old is good!
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 2gunshorty:
    Did you buy an orthotic or anything? It REALLY hurts when I walk normally so I have to walk on the outside or inside of my foot. I bought a little insert that goes in my shoe, but if it slips out of place it hurts even more than without.

    Gymshoes seem to be my best footwear option...Doc Martens appear to be the worst (I think they caused it...I bought new Docs and the problem started almost immediately). <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    No, I just walked strangely, and with pain, until it healed. And, I tried to avoid doing a heckuva lot of walking, period!

    My shoes didn't cause my distress--I accidentally stepped on a sapling stump that was totally hidden in the grass. So it was a definite, sudden injury. The sapling had been sawed off on an angle, leaving just a narrow edge on the top. Since I didn't see it, I hit it full force.

    When I stepped on that infernal thing, it forced the bones in my foot apart and I could feel the tendons and ligaments stretching WAY too far! Even after it quit hurting (over a month later), I could feel things shifting around in there as the connective tissues regained their strength and were able to force things back the way they belonged on their own.

    I did find that it helped to wear my (properly fitting) shoes all the time. Usually I don't like shoes, and ditch 'em when I'm inside, but that leaves the foot unsupported. While it healed, I needed support on the sides of that foot, so it couldn't spread as much when I had to walk.

    I wear Easy Spirit walking shoes, in case that helps.
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    Heh, finally got in to see the doctor - this pain isn't going away anytime soon - and they just made an appointment to see a specialist. Prolly just covering themselves, but I'm not arguing, something's gotta happen here, I'm in pain.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Old age has some good points! Like, for instance, you can sit and smile benevolently while your grand kid does laps. Everyone will think you are great just for taking him to the track!
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    I don't know about that...it depends on what you do.

    I'm an avid Saltwater Fisherman. Last weekend I was oiling some reels, changing the line, ect.

    My 6-yr-old grandson was "helping" (you know how that goes. "What's this?" What's that?") and when we were through, I noriced that he was wearing standard jeans with the belt loops on them.

    Well, one thing lead to another, and the next thing you know, the kid was dashing through the yard with Grandpa's fishing line tied to a back belt loop.

    Gramps (me) was reeling him in, with a bent fishing pole and a screaming drag and lots of laughter from both of us.

    It was a blast, reeling in an active, 65-pound kid running full out. I've never caught a fish that big, and was glad to see the fishing tackle could handle it.

    Until I noticed a neighbor woman watching. T.O.B. (The Old Biddy) She was directing a full scale nuclear strike meltdown stare at me, all the time shaking her head.

    I was afraid T.O.B. would call the cops or something, (you never know, these days - I could have been racked up for reeling in a minor or something) so we quit, much to my grandson's disappointment.

    Sure had a blast, though!
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    That sounds like SO much fun!!!!!!!!!!!

    One of my best memories as a kid was the day my father and I were flying a kite, and he decided that it really needed to go higher. So, while I was holding the end of the string, he got his fishing pole out and tied on, then we let that kite out to the end of his fishing line. That dude was high!

    Took forever to get it back down, as I recall, lol.
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