Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Pain and Pleasure

Okay, I'm going to have to admit something personal here. I don't usually find pain to give me any sense of pleasure. But today, at Bodyworks, the massage therapist totally found some crazy line between pleasure and pain, where my brain said, "Ouch" and "Ohhh" at the same time.

She worked on my right calf, achilles and my plantar fascia for 30 minutes and I have to say that it felt ferociously better at the end. The pain is mostly in the sides of my calves, rather than the center of the muscle. The pain comes together around my achilles tendon, which is super tender and then spreads into my heel.

I apparently have pretty high arches according to the therapist, and my over pronation is probably the cause of my issues. I do wear moderate level motion control shoes with extra cush. But I might need to change brands to a heavy motion control shoe. In addition, she wonders if I might have some unevenness in my legs, which might be corrected via chiropractor and help prevent its return. I've still got work to do, but it was nice to get some relief today.

Next week, I'm excited to start back at The Fitness Center for the summer to take Melissa's Body Attack class. I should be there on MW and hopefully Saturday mornings.

As for X-man, he is either a complete pain or a complete pleasure. And it changes every 3 seconds. :-) Our first "at-home" week has gone interesting. We'd been planning to be gone, so my summer schedule doesn't start for another two weeks. I may have to do some work on it so it starts on Monday. We'll see if I can get it together by then.


Debra said...

The fitness center is having a summer kids workout program starting on June 6. I think its mon, wed th and fri at 9:30. I am going to be taking Kolt to the playroom for it. I think they are going to break up the 3 and ups for it and leave the littles in the playroom. Its free for members. I am pretty excited.

Looseyfur said...

Interesting. He'll likely be there on Wednesdays, since one of the classes I like to take will be at 9:30. :-)