This is kind of a weird prayer request, but I mentioned it at LifeGroup Online last night and felt I needed to share with you too. After all, more prayer can only further help me, right?
Okay, here’s the deal… over the last 3ish months of building endurance and working out on a regular basis, there has been one thing keeping me from my full potential with my physical activity. And it was certainly unexpected.
I have weird feet. There, I said it. I have big, flat feet and they are causing me a great deal of pain while I workout.
The pain that radiates in my arches, I am going to go so far as to say is worse than when I had kidney stones. It actually causes me to have to stop moving and stretch my legs, ankles and feet throughout my routine — even though my body and my mind have much more left to give. This causes my heart-rate to reduce and makes my workout all that much more ineffective. Any will power and discipline I have to get on any piece of exercise equipment is quickly lost when the pain begins to set in (which at what I can figure is at about the 7 minute mark). To put that into perspective for you, I am at a 40-45 minute workout routine now. So that means I am in a great deal of pain for a good 33-38 minutes. For a while I was able to endure it and keep going, but now…. it is simply unbearable.
And it is beyond frustrating.
But there might be hope for me. The wife of one of the pastor’s I work with is an athletic trainer and practices sports medicine. I have an appointment with her on Saturday and she believes she can help solve my foot woes. And I am asking for your prayers that something, in fact, can be done about this. I simply can’t grow further in my fitness efforts and keep going strong with the pain like it is. I also know that if it doesn’t get taken care of — there’s no way I will be able to do the Breast Cancer 3-Day.
Thank you for your prayers friends.