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renniekins
renniekins
Sunday night randomosity.
My right foot has been hurting me recently. It's in the ball of the foot, inbetween the leftmost two bones. It feels kind of bruised and out of alignment. I thought maybe I was walking on it wrong, or I'd spent too much time wearing hiking boots and walking around airports and on pavement (both feet were hurting a lot on my trip to Europe). Today it occurred to me that it's probably exactly where my foot presses on the (narrow) foot pedal of my piano, when I play it barefoot.

I think I'll start wearing shoes when I play (or at least one), and see if it helps. If it does, I might be the only person who's managed to injure her foot playing the piano.

Last week (flu week) I didn't run once -- in fact I barely left the house for several days. The week before (travel week), I ran once in Gent and once on sunday when I was back home. My Couch To 5K running program is doing poorly. Today I used my treadmill, but I decided to do something different. Given that my running program had fallen apart anyway, and I had just bought new insoles for my hiking boots (trying to solve above foot problem), I thought I'd give them a try. I put the incline way up and "hiked" two miles uphill on the treadmill. Then I brought down the incline and walked another mile.

Even though I didn't run, at least I did 5K, and I think the new insoles worked quite nicely. My feet feel good, with the exception of the ball of my right foot (which I have decided is piano-related and therefore the fault of neither the boot nor the insole). Also I felt fine health-wise, only a bit more tired than normal, so I think I've recovered.

Next week (well, tomorrow) begins a shiny new week for me, and I'm healthy again, so I will get back onto the running program. I was wondering if I should do week 4 again, but I think I'll plunge right into week 5.

Next weekend I'm hoping to go skiing. Sadly it will be only my second time this season, and likely my last one given the date and my schedule. That's okay, it's been a pretty crazy-busy winter. I'll just have to make the weekend extra-fun, to make up for my lack of other trips. Fortunately, that won't be hard.

I got the strangest text message an hour ago. It read, "Stupid Girl I hate you", and it was from LJ's text-messaging feature. Instead of a name though, it had a number. I was very surprised, a bit sad, but mostly fascinated. Could it be true, could somebody out there really hate me? I find it hard to believe I could inspire hate in somebody. Indifference, sure. Dislike wouldn't shock me. But hatred? It seems as though it would take a lot of work to stir that kind of passion. Apparently whoever sent it wanted to be anonymous, since there was no name. (feel free to chime in though, if it was you.)

It seems more likely that this would be a prank of some sort, but it's a strange one. Still, it's caught my attention. Hate! Why would anybody hate me? What could I have done? I'm thoughtless sometimes, but I'm rarely cruel, at least that's what I think.... is it possible that there is somebody out there who feels hatred toward me? I hope not, but it's captivating.

Also, now I've had Garbage's Stupid Girl running through my head. Not that I mind, it's a good song.

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encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: March 10th, 2008 02:54 am (UTC) (Link)

Stupdi Girl

Not me, I think I've texted maybe 3 people, didn't even know lj could send a text message, I know you can post to lj via text message. Thanks for the link to the song.
anderale From: anderale Date: March 10th, 2008 03:02 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you're feeling better. I imagine the text was a prank as you suggested. Though I haven't met you in person I can hardly imagine someone hating you!
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: March 10th, 2008 04:24 am (UTC) (Link)

Your Right Foot

Have you ever hurt it before?

I did something years ago now, I think ten, to my left foot and now if I am on it too long it hurts about the same place as yours.

Stupid Girl, a mass spam by someone who really hates the song?
dagibbs From: dagibbs Date: March 10th, 2008 04:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Hey there, did you see my rock-climbing question? For a week from Thursday, maybe?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: March 10th, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh yeah, I did see it! Sounds good to me, I'm free that night. Would love to go climbing. (:
dagibbs From: dagibbs Date: March 10th, 2008 06:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thursday is "Crank Night" at the Ann Arbor gym, which means open until 11pm (instead of 10pm) and, I think, cheaper climbing for women. I'm in Canton, which is closer to Ann Arbor, but I think you live closer to Pontiac. (At least, Pontiac was your preferred gym before, but I don't remember if that was because of where you worked, or where you lived. With the working at home, I don't actually know where you live, or which would work better.)

If you live on the way from Canton to Pontiac, and we got to Pontiac, we could car-pool from your place to there, to save on gas and such. (Or vice-versa if going to Ann Arbor.)

What do you think?

renniekins From: renniekins Date: March 10th, 2008 11:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I live in Royal Oak, closer to Pontiac, yes. About 30 minutes to Pontiac, 50 minutes to Ann Arbor, give or take. On the other hand, my bf lives in Ypsi, which is close to Ann Arbor, so that might be an argument in favor of there.... but on a third hand he goes to work so early he might already be asleep by the time we got done climbing. hmm.

Tell ya what, you went to Pontiac the last times, let's plan on A2.
From: writerwench Date: March 10th, 2008 08:32 am (UTC) (Link)
I've had EXACTLY that pain, and from EXACTLY the same thing - playing piano barefoot! You don't realise when you're playing just how much pressure is being exerted on that small area of your foot. Yes, wear shoes, and it should go away.

That phone text sounds really weird. I dislike intensely getting messages from anonymous sources.
radiantsoul From: radiantsoul Date: March 10th, 2008 10:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like an odd text. Very strange.
fachless From: fachless Date: March 10th, 2008 06:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is possible to get a repetative stress injury from playing the piano, but that is usually a concern for concert pianists. Though I suppose just the change in elevation between playing with bare feet and having the sole of your shoe to raise your foot could, in theory, create an adverse situation...

Have you been playing that much? If so, you get a gold star in your Weekly Practice log. :)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: March 10th, 2008 07:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think it's not the change in elevation, just the pressure of putting a lot of weight on that one spot on my foot,only an inch wide. If I wore a shoe, that pressure would be distributed across the whole foot.

I don't know that I've been practicing so much as just messing around, but i have been enjoying the messing around. Mrs. Stevenson always used to draw stars in colored markers on my music. (:
djinnthespazz From: djinnthespazz Date: March 10th, 2008 08:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm thinking the text message was intended for another recipient, with an lj moniker near yours.

Can't imagine anyone would hate you. How could anyone HATE you? goodness.
thatguychuck From: thatguychuck Date: March 10th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think I'm inclined to agree with Djinn. You're one hell of a person.

Fifteen years or so ago I received an anonymous "I hate you" death threat from an email account I didn't recognize. I laughed my ass off, thinking it was a friend of mine with some over-the-top humor. So I replied thanking them for the best laugh I'd had all day. Their anonymous reply told me they were serious. It turns out someone had gotten really drunk and decided to take all their problems, stuff them in a little ball, and then shove the ball at someone else. I was the lucky man.

I'm sorry you got a text like that. It's certainly not deserved.
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nishar From: nishar Date: March 11th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maybe you somehow pinched a nerve in your foot.
mbumby From: mbumby Date: March 12th, 2008 10:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hope the foot's all better and that the text was a fluke.
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