Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Proverbs 20:15

Ever have one of those days... or weeks? I made up for my not-so-great day at work with a hard workout tonight. 45 minutes of cardio... 3.55 miles! AND I did the first mile in 11 minutes!

I actually would have loved to continue, but this v-e-r-y strange thing happens to my feet when I'm on the elliptical -- they fall asleep. I don't understand it. My shoes aren't too tight or too loose. Nothing is cutting off the circulation, yet every time about ten minutes in, I lose feeling to my feet. Any Dr's or nurses out there know what might cause this? I would love to get my normal feet back.

In my attempt to go to bed early tonight and get 8 hours of sleep... I have four minutes left. Hmm, guess I'd better get to bed.


**Kimmie, note the subject, that's for you!**

4 comments:

Melissa said...

My feet tend to fall asleep on the elliptical machine too! I don't get it!

Poet4Him77 said...

Oh good! So, it's not just me!! Wonder why it happens??

Rachel - Heart Assessment said...

I have had this problem for years. Snowboarding, biking, .... many things actually and always about 10 minutes into the event.
I have been told that it has something to do with stretching and my lower back. Are you flexible? I am not. The more you stretch your hamstrings, the better it gets. Do some good core training and lower back/ham stretches.
It helps me. Hope this helps you too :)

Poet4Him77 said...

Rachel,
Thanks for the advice! I stretched more than usual the other night and it took about 10 minutes longer than usual before the numbness started. So, you're onto something! :)

I'm not at all flexible. In fact, I took a yoga class the other night and further confirmed this to be true. I'm still sore today! Thanks for your advicd!