Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Updates and reviews to come....

I have a date set for my tattoo. September 24th at 1pm. I am very excited. To give you an idea of how big it is.... I have 2 seatings booked. Did I mention that I was excited?

I have ordered the Garmin Forerunner 310 XT! It is being shipped today and I should have it by the weekend. Yippee! I will give a review in a couple weeks.

I (actually Andrew) purchased a pair of YogaToes a couple years ago. I just "HAD" to have them, I bugged and pleaded with Andrew until he begrudgingly ordered me a pair. I won't order on Ebay any more because I had a bad experience.... got me a big piece of crap (not real crap, but it looked like something that was left in your grandmother's attic.)

Once in my possession, I used them for a couple of weeks and then lost interest. OOOOPS, MY BAD!! :-0

Andrew will be happy to know that I have been using them regularly for 2 weeks now.

You are supposed to gradually lengthen the amount of time that you have the Yoga Toes on. I believe it's recommended that you use it 15 minutes a day for the first while and work your way up to being able to wear them overnight. Not one to follow the rules ( I figured how bad could it be?!), I decided to wear them to bed one night......... Huge mistake. the pain was unbelievable. I tend to learn my lessons the hard way.

I am presently wearing them for a couple hours at bedtime. I don't know if I am noticing any difference just yet but I will make sure to keep you updated. Below is a description of what Yoga Toes claims to do.

Note: It is extremely difficult/ painful to walk in them. I do not recommend it. You can learn this on your if you so choose!

YogaToes Can Help:

  • Exercise your feet to stay healthy & in shape.
  • Improve & prevent foot problems by stretching & aligning your toes.
  • Ease the discomfort of Hammertoes, Bunions & Plantar Fasciitis.
  • Recover from stress, strain & overuse.
  • Improve foot strength, flexibility & appearance.
  • Increase circulation, straighten bent toes, & realign joints.
  • Improve & reduce the aches & pains associated with poor posture.

Next week I will be logging 68 miles. I am working on wrapping my head around it. I like to visualize.... I focus on what I want to do and believe that I can do it. This process starts as soon as my training starts. I visualize myself finishing the race. My thoughts are always focused on the end result. It is all about believing in yourself. Come race day... anything can happen (and usually does) so arrogance is not an option. In my opinion, this is the key to Ultrarunning, and life in general.

"Believe in yourself, know yourself, deny yourself, and be humble."
- John Treacy's four principles of training prior to Los Angeles 84

Gotta run!


billdowis said...

I love tattoos. The last one I got took about 21 hours in 5 sittings... I cant wait to get more.

Make sure you post progress pics of the ink!

Stacey said...

Holy crap WMD.... I can only imagine how big that is!!! The tattoo that I just got in Milwaukee is the largest that I have!! That only took a couple of hours.

Post a pic of yours on your blog. Would love to see it!

Anonymous said...

You must post pics as you get it done! Can't wait to see it!

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the tatoo...God you are brave!!!! Can't wait to see a pic. Hope running is speeding on....and Hi hope you are good:)

Stacey said...

Hello Mother X!

Glad you've written. Things are great! I am going to have to give your blog a peek. I know that you weren't posting for quite awhile. I hope that things are looking up for you.