Comments: Quick Takes

I know better than to question anyone parking in a handicapped space... that's just insane.

Happy 2010, CTG! :)

Posted by Pam at January 5, 2010 04:21 PM

Where did your foot hurt on the elliptical? Arch, heel, or forefoot?

Posted by SBC at January 5, 2010 04:52 PM

it's the outside of my right arch. I suspect it's a shoe fit issue...

Posted by caltechgirl at January 5, 2010 04:53 PM

It probably is but next time, try to redo your laces completely before getting on the machine if its pinching your right arch. When my feet are bothering me from the cardio machines, I get off, and redo the laces and it helps with the fitting. If that doesn't help, you may want to looks at cross trainers instead of running shoes...

Posted by SBC at January 5, 2010 05:01 PM

these are cross trainers. Relacing them has helped in the past, but today I just wasn't feeling it. I have a notoriously difficult time breaking in shoes, no matter what. I think I'll do a couple more treadmill hours in them before I try the elliptical again.

Posted by caltechgirl at January 5, 2010 05:03 PM

I like your resolution!

I've considered asking about one of those parking permits too, because if I have to walk any distance, I'm in misery. My luck, I'd run into idiots like that woman everywhere I went.

Posted by Theresa at January 5, 2010 06:58 PM

Mate, well done on getting back into the gym, good work. With the shoes, could be a size thing. Feet tend to swell when you exercise, so it's recommended to get a slightly bigger shoe for working out. As to why it happens on eliptical/bike and not on treadmill, not sure, but same thing happens to me. I think it may have to do with the fact that on the elliptical and bike they are staying in the same plane of motion the whole time, so circulation isn't as effective. With the treadmill, they move around a bit, you aren't hitting the same spot each time, circulation has it a bit easier ... just my theory

Posted by Amanda at January 5, 2010 07:17 PM

I think you may have nailed it with the foot thing. I did notice that if I shifted my feet on the pedals of the bike it hurt less for a while.

Posted by caltechgirl at January 5, 2010 08:30 PM

And seriously, Amanda, if I was in down there, you would totally be my trainer :-)

Posted by caltechgirl at January 5, 2010 08:30 PM

aww shucks mate, thanks! And I'd totally love to train you if you were here, would love to help you reach your health and fitness goals.

If you have any questions, or I can help in any way, just let me know! :)

Posted by Amanda at January 5, 2010 10:20 PM