What didn't go so well was the phone call from Council advising that, despite a meeting with them and a few phone calls to confirm overlay maps etc, the application that we submitted would result in us having to pay $19k in infrastructure charges. This all despite the fact that we had been advised to get the size of the house/garage under 100m2 to avoid infrastructure charges !!! This meant that we had to redo the whole application - a trying task that we finished at 11.45pm that night - and, we went to the bottom of the pile again. That was the worst thing about it because basically now we are 12 days behind where we were and, given we are trying to get the retainer wall at the back of the house and the retainer wall for the slab built before the Christmas break, we are cutting it really fine now. But, I'm of the opinion that things will get built when they get built and stressing about it isn't going to make them get done any quicker.
Yesterday after work I went to see my podiatrist to see if he could help with the pains I am getting in the balls of my feet when I run. The body glide has definitely helped HEAPS with the burning but the pain has still been there.
He has recommended I get a different pair of orthotics for running because there is not enough cushioning in my current pair which are fine for every day wear (although I only really wear them in winter when I wear shoes - in summer I spend most days in thongs or barefoot in the office). He said that I am suffering from capsulitis where the nerves and tendons on the bones of the balls of my feet are inflammed from the added pressure of running on them. I said that I knew that my weight was not helping but, at the moment, there wasn't anything that I did that was moving it so I am trying to increase my exercise to burn more calories in the hope of creating a calorie deficit which would have to result in some weight loss at some point in time.
He also said that he wouldn't recommend the running shoes that I am using as they are over correcting my problem. I have run about 850kms in them and they will be fine for walking in - just not to run in. He gave me the names of two pairs of shoes so I am going to see how much they cost and look into buying one of those pairs. Hopefully I will be able to sell the second pair that I have at home (same as the original pair I bought) that I have run exactly 2km in !!!! He also adapted my current orthotics to spread the load under the balls of my feet better so, hopefully, that will help until I get my running orthotics.
|Her back yard|
I have a 9km run planned for tonight - I hope that it will have cooled down a little by the time I leave work this afternoon !!!!
Have the best weekend !
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