November 29, 2010

I'm Still Here

Sorry I have not blogging lately. I just feel as if I have nothing to say since I am not running right now. I am still dealing with a lot of heel pain and waitressing has also been causing me TONS of pain. Lately, the heel pain has hurt so much I have decided to quit waitressing. Hopefully by not running and not waitressing the pain will go away. If the pain is still bothering me in about a month I will be calling the doctor.

Also, by quitting waitressing I will be able to spend more time with Lily as well as Mikayla on her Christmas vacation. Maybe I will spend a day with her in kindergarten.

I have been trying to swim more as well as lift weights and I also started yoga again. I have forgotten how much I love yoga. The teacher that I have gone to for years pushes me exactly how I want to be pushed. In her classes she really makes you work. I have taken yoga classes that have been too easy on me and more stretching rather than a a workout as well and I have never enjoyed those classes. I like a teacher who pushes me.

On Saturday we headed up to Crested Butte so Joe and Mikayla could go skiing. Mikayla really started skiing last year and we want her to keep it up. Luckily, 6 and under ski free so that means she is free this year and next. We just have to rent her skis for the season and her skis are nowhere as much as an adult ski.

While Mikayla and Daddy did a ski run Lily stayed with me and had a blast playing in the snow. That is until her gloves were soaked and wet.

November 9, 2010

Tom's of Maine Wicked Fresh Toothpaste

I am a Bzz Agent and that means that I get to try out new products. Recently I was sent Tom's of Maine Wicked Fresh Toothpaste in Cool Peppermint.

Tom's of Maine Wicked Fresh Toothpaste comes in Cool Peppermint and Spearmint Ice flavors. It contains fluoride to fight cavities. It does not contain any alcohol or artificial ingredients.

I LOVE it. It is so fresh tasting and it keeps my mouth feeling fresh for a very long time. I work in a dental office so I get to try many different kinds of toothpaste and so far this is my favorite. I love how good my mouth feels after brushing my teeth.

I would recommend everyone checking this out. It you do not find it in the toothpaste aisle look around and see if there is a natural section. My grocery store has an area with organic and natural personal care products and that is where all of the Tom's of Maine products are found.

Give it a try and let me know what you think.

November 5, 2010

Taking Time Off - Plantar Fasciitis

For a very long time I have been dealing with what I am assuming is plantar fasciitis. When I say a long time I really mean almost 2 years. By dealing with it I really mean ignoring it. I have stopped running for about a month, in the past, to try and get it to heal but that did not work and it was probablly because the shoes I was wearing were sandels and basically they were like wearing no shoes at all.

Now I am going to get more serious about it. I am going to stop running for a month and I have not run in about 12 days. I am stretching my heel and icing it at night. I have also noticed that waitressing is not helping and in fact on the days I waitress it bothers me a lot during the day. But since we really need the money I cannot stop waitessing. If resting my foot by not running, icing and stretching do not help I think I will have to go see a doctor and get serious about this.

Let's hope that a month of rest, ice and stretching will help it go away.