Before Christmas, I had a brand new experience. A corn on my foot. On the toe next to the pinkie toe on my left foot. I tried corn plasters, and after a fair bit of pain and hobbling about, after about a week, it fell off.
Well, a couple of weeks ago it came back with a vengeance, so this time, after some cajoling from friends, instead of resorting to corn plasters and limping, I made an appointment with a podiatrist, and this morning, she sat me down, took a scalpel to my foot, et voila, no corn, and no pain.
It actually feels odd not to have that burning stabbing in my toe. It’s also a relief.
That’s my foot all good to go now, so I can now start to ease myself back into running again, which I’ve really missed. I can also turn up at the yoga class and not worry that people are grossed out by my mutant toe 🙂
Been feeling pretty run down this week, so I haven’t been to the gym, and I’ve not done as much yoga as normal.
I’ve got a corn on one of the toes on my left foot and I woke up on Tuesday to an eye with a sty in it, that was so big my eye may as well have been closed over.
Like I said, run down.
Today the sty in almost gone. On the advise of a pharmacist, I boiled some water, allowed it to cool to the warm side of tepid, and soaked some cotton wool and just lay back with my eyelid steeping. It’s worked, and the swelling is vastly reduced to the point it’s almost healed.
The corn is another story. I’ve self referred the podiatrist at the local health centre to get is seen to, as I previously used corn plasters, but it just came back, so I need to have it treated properly.
It’ll probably take a while to get an appointment, but if it gets to much, I’ll just pay someone to sort it out.
That aside, things are pretty good. I just finished reading Siddhartha by Herman Hess, and really liked it. It’s a great read, highly recommend it.
Anyway, I’ve got a yoga class to go to tonight, so onwards and upwards.
Last night’s yoga class was tough but fun. Side crow was a mess (see the previous post about breaking sweat and slippy skin 😀 ) but I am getting closer to almost doing a passable ardha chadrasana (half moon pose), so, swings and roundabouts. Just going with the flow (vinyasa flow 😀 )
I’ve joined a group on FB for skateboarders of a certain age. It’s really good as it was started by a couple of women in their 60’s who decided to try skateboarding, and love it. It’s really inspiring in that it proves that age isn’t a barrier if you want to do something.
There’s a little news report about them here.
And there’s a little clip of me longboarding here.
So the regular class I go to started back last night after the Christmas/New Year break, and I discovered one very important thing.
The practice I was doing at home over the break, while not exactly slacking, wasn’t up where I’d been before the break.
Last night was tough. Really tough. But really enjoyable as well.
Other things I discovered were (a) short sleeved t-shirts are not good to wear if you’re sweating buckets, and trying to do crow pose. Slippy 😀
Also, while I can do tree pose no problem with no-one else around, it just takes one person in my peripheral vision to has the slightest wobble, and my balance is all over the place.
So, what have I learned from last night? To wear t-shirts with sleeves so I can do crow pose when I’ve broken sweat* and focus on a point on the floor when doing balance poses so I don’t get the wobbles when someone else does.
Oh, and to do a proper home practice and make sure it’s not a case of going through the motions of just doing poses I find easy.
(* how do you actually do crow pose at a Bikram class? Surely you must be really sweaty, and it’s hard to lock your knees in place?)