Not So Comfortably Numb
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
I love walking!
I believe it was Friedrich Nietzsche that said,"All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking".
There is no better way to think things through, than to take a nice brisk walk. Add some sunshine, brilliant blue skies, and some billowly white clouds and you have instant bliss, if only for the time that it takes to make a few rounds.
Or add some headphones, blood -pumping music, and a few beads of motivational sweat, and you can lose yourself in the music, completely foregoing
any thought at all other than the pulsing beat coursing through your veins.
For in those brief twenty minutes, all is right in the world.... Until my left foot goes numb. And this ain't no Pink Floyd lyric because it's not "Comfortably Numb".
All pleasure comes to a semi- screeching halt, as suddenly, all thoughts zero in on my dumb numb foot.
I usually managing to work my way through the last ten minutes of my once -pleasurable stroll.
And if I am feeling insired enough to keep going and put in a full 60, the numbness seems to eventually fade away.
After some reading, I found that this is a more common experience with runners and walkers than I realized. Some of the suggested remedies are losening your shoe laces, buying a bigger shoe, or finding footware specifically for your foot type. There are also a mirage of health related issues that could contribute to the numbness.
For now, I think I'll start with losening the laces. I could stand to losen up a little anyway. If that doesn't work, I'll go from there.
Anyone else have this problem?
What worked for you?