I've had to start training karate with my budo shoes again. My arthritis is acting up and is making very difficult to walk around as the lump sometimes hit the nearby nerve endings. That is creating agonizing pain shoot straight through my foot and making me scream out some very nasty profanities. And on top of that I'm walking weird again, which is making the leg pains I had a year ago come back slowly.
The gel I used to put on the arthritis is no longer working, so now I've gotten some pills from my doctor. I'm very sceptical to this, as it still won't solve the core issue. But I'll give it a shot!
So far this week I have gone to the dojo once, and today I will go to the gym when it opens at 4 o'clock. I would say karate training this week was sort of a disaster. I had switched work days from Tuesday to Thursday, so my plan was to go to the dojo on Tuesday instead of Thursday. But I was so tired after not being able to sleep and a not so pleasant dentist visit, that I decided to stay home and recuperate.
On Thursday I was convinced by a friend to go to the dojo, even though I would have much rather spent the night on the sofa. I was thinking to take it easy at training, and not push myself too much. Well, that failed and I felt myself get more and more tired in the head. When there was 20 minutes left of training I took a "wrong" step and I had shooting pains in my foot. It made up a good excuse to sit down for a bit until end of class.
Afterwards I was wiped out, and I came to the conclusion that I'm not ready to go train on the same day I have to work.