Friday, February 8, 2013

Bad News Bears

It's Friday!! Phew. This week really seemed to drag on. Although I have a jam-packed weekend, I'm really excited because it includes a lot of good friends, good family, good food and fun times.

Remember that MRI that I mentioned (Thank you to all the nice comments, by the way!), well it didn't happen. When I called to give them my insurance information I was told that it was going to cost me $700. Are you serious?! There is just no way that I can afford that right now.

**I'm still working on paying off medical bills for the treatments I got for the Alopecia Areata (none of those were covered my insurance because, even though it's a disease, insurance companies only view the treatments as "cosmetic" procedures. I wish one of those big wigs would have all their hair fall out and tell me how insensitive they are....Anyways, I apologize for the rant and I digress....

Obviously, I was irritated by this news. So what do I go when I get really pissed off or stressed out and I can't grab a glass of wine since I'm at work?? I take my lunch break and go for a run! My foot was, after all, feeling a bit better and it had been 4 days.....

I hopped on the treadmill and told myself to take it easy, starting at a 8:40 pace and taking it from there. The first mile my foot felt a bit achy but nothing serious so I just kept cranking it up. I was stupid. I was frustrated and mad, with my body, with my doctor, with my training plan. I was determined to do this run and do it well. So I pushed, knowing I shouldn't.

After 5.5 uncomfortable miles I finally called it quits.

Today when I woke up, I could barely walk. The pain is there. I concluded that I am a stubborn idiot and I won't be running anytime soon. I have an appointment at the podiatrist on Thursday and I'll wait and see what he has to say.

Refusing to wallow in my self-pity I still went to the gym today. I made a promise to myself that I would stop anything if I felt pain, and I stuck to it.

I ended up actually having an awesome workout knocking out some intervals:

12 minutes on the bike (60 sec sprint, 60 sec recovery)
15 push ups
1:00 plank (move to elbows after 20 sec then back up after 20 sec)
1:00 wall sit
25 calf raises

Repeat entire sequence 3x.

**Another rant. I don't understand this stupid foot at all. It hurts to walk but not to bike, not to do calf raises, planks, etc. How does that make sense??**

Even though I'm pretty bummed about the fact I might not be running my marathon maybe this time off will give me some time to focus on other areas of fitness that I've been slacking it.


  1. Ugh. Medical insurance companies make no sense. I hope the podiatrist has some cheaper (and more helpful) things to say to you and I wish you a speedy recovery!

    1. Thanks! So do I. I really hate the waiting game but I don't really have any other options so I just need to try and stay positive.

  2. Oh no- your situation just stinks! What is with insurance companies? I couldn't get an MRI (ordered from my podiatrist) back in December because of my insurance... but it will be covered after 8 weeks of "failed" treatment. Annoying!!

    I hope your appointment with your podiatrist goes better!

    1. Thanks! It is frustrating but hey, at least it's not broken (this time lol) and I can still do other things to stay fit.

      You're situation isn't the greatest either! How is your foot feeling?

  3. that stinks about the AA bills. i guess i didn't try as many procedures/treatments because what i've gone to for it has usually been at least partially covered. but yeah, i just LOVE the health care rules... hope your foot is doing better!