Yep that’s right today is my birthday…. the big 29… the last year before I hit 30! Scary!!! I am starting my bday off by being woke up by my darling daughter at 5:50am because she wants to change her clothes… yes- pressing at 5am I know! From there I could not go back to sleep… you see…. I am sick as a dog!! I have had a bad bad cold for 4 days now and it keeps me up coughing and not breathing at night… not to mention my throat is killing me and I cannot talk- literally i have no voice…. what a great birthday gift! So I got up- netti-potted- and got a bunch of junk out and now I am going to run…. YES you heard that right …. RUN!! This will be my first run since the Dr. told me to stop because of my toe…. but lets back up for a minute… shall we…
I got my MRI results back and there is not tendon damage so it looks to just be tendinitis in my hallux tendon. Basically was just told to rest and hope it helps. In the mean time though I got a 2 hour massage for my bday and the massage therapist recommended wearing five finger shoes to strengthen my toe and foot. She said her son had a very similar problem and started wearing those and since then…no problems… so I am off to buy some five finger shoes today…. I am just going to wear them around for now and ease my way into running in them. So after finding out there was not tendon damage and taking 2 1/2 weeks off… I am going to run….
Next- went back to the ENT to find out that my blood work is normal which is good and they he thinks my sinus infections might be fungal. So he put me on a few things to try to rid my body of the fungus. In the mean time I am venturing down another path. I was able to get an appt at the prestigious PerlMutter health center here in Naples, They are on the cutting edge of alternative medicine. They meet with you and give you a lifestyle plan- which includes vitamins, massage, diet changes… etc. I am really excited and hoping for good things to come from this. I also made an appt with a holistic practitioner when I get home to get food sensitivity testing done. I have heard that this helps a lot of people- you get rid of the things that you body is constantly fighting and then they body is able to better keep you healthy. I am a little nervous on what I will have to give up though… but for the first time in my life I am open to it and just want to feel better!! I also found out that fungus feeds on sugar so in an effort to kill any fungus in my body- I am going to TRY to go the whole month of April without eating foods with added sugar…. and for those of you who know me… this is going to be near impossible but I am going to try….
So anyways- that’s all my news… we are heading out with some great friends and family tonight to celebrate… I will be hopped up on cold meds but it will be a great time!!
I am off to run… wish me luck…. will post a follow up comment on how it went so stay tuned…
Song: “Happy Birthday”
Distance: I am hoping for 3-4 miles…. we will see how it feels
Quote: “And in the end, it is not the years of you life that count, but the life in your years” – Abraham Lincoln