I'm still not running. I went for a walk today and my toes started to hurt, but not as bad as before. I am talking with my physical therapist about long-term recovery strategies -- what I need to do to stay healthy once this flare-up subsides and I'm back in action. I have been very cranky without intense exercise to keep me sane. I need to get in to some Spin classes on a regular basis, or swim, or do any of a number of things that would help me burn off some frustration without hurting my toes.
This is why I'm a strong believer in strength training. Every time I get hurt, I go to physical therapy and they have me do strength training. When I get lazy and stop doing it again... bam. I have been doing Pilates Reformer and some yoga and a little TRX but apparently it wasn't enough. I may try to adapt this routine posted on Tri Harder to the equipment I have available at home (or buy what I'd need). I can tell myself I'll go to the gym, but if I have a good home option, I might be more likely to stick with strength training. I have tons of strength training books but don't know how to put routines together for myself that will hit all the important areas.
The other issue I'm dealing with is getting the thyroid meds to the right dosage. I don't think I'm there yet. I keep reading books and websites about autoimmune thyroid problems and they make me worried but don't seem to help me figure out what I should be doing (other than getting my meds right). I have a checkup scheduled for March.
I don't miss Weight Watchers, so far. My membership expires at the end of the month. I have no regrets. I am doing a little better each week counting calories on "LoseIt" and am hoping to start seeing some results.
I wonder if I will have less issues with my feet/ankles/knees if I manage to lose 15-20 pounds. My guess is yes.