Footwear: Not Quite Cracked It, but Close!

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So, after yesterdays tremendous success combining my old ankle braces and my foot-ups I pushed the walk further. I added to yesterdays woodland walk by crossing over the farmers fields and running up a cart track that services some housing a few fields over. Doesn’t sound like much but more than doubles the length of the walk. It also adds different walking surfaces and elevation. The point of this is training, so build gradually.

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Training: Success!!!

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I have been reminded recently that I have a tenacious and relentless attitude once I’m committed to doing something. Failure is just not part of the thought process.

However, I have been worried over the past couple of weeks by the excruciating pain I get in the muscles surrounding my left hip. It has been niggling in the back of my mind how much of a set back it will be to overcome.

I trip over more frequently because the toe of my shoes will catch small lips or protrusions in the ground. Once they catch it’s extremely rare I recover and end up performing a controlled fall 9 times out of 10. It’s much worse if at home and not wearing shoes. The more my feet wobble, or drop (I.E. the more unstable), the more I have to be conscious about lifting them to avoid tripping. This causes issues by putting strain on the muscles in my hips and top of my legs, more my left than right.

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Minor Setback

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Yesterday I woke up exhausted. The correct term would be fatigued. This is not just being tired and you need to sit down for a bit to recuperate. Fatigue is tiredness on steroids. It’s a common side effect for people with some form of myopathy/dystrophy.

“Fatigue: extreme tiredness resulting from mental or physical exertion or illness.”

Fatigue can often feel like someone has taken all of the wind out of your sails and a bit like the world is conspiring against you. This is going to sound really weird, but it’s not something I see coming. It’s like I’m busy walking, minding my own business, then drop off the edge of a cliff. In real terms you’re never certain how much is too much so you just continue life as normal and then one day, BAM, you’ve just face planted.

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