My Year of Stupid (Take Two!)

(For part one, click here.)

One of my resolutions for the new year was to walk on our new treadmill daily. It's a routine that was easy to keep up with when the NordicTrack was new, (to us) but as soon as the novelty wore off, it sat alone in Sexy Nerd's office all day, every day. Of course, I didn't use the treadmill at all in the days leading up to January 1st, lest I be burned out on my resolution before even beginning. Smart, right? Not at all lazy.

Well, 2014 rolled around and I did an excellent job sticking to my resolution. On New Year's Day, I walked so long that the treadmill shut itself off to avoid overheating. On the 2nd, I walked nonstop for nearly 2 hours. On January 3rd, I tried to beat the previous day's record.

And on the 4th?

I could.not.walk. My left foot had developed a painful case of Plantar Fasciitis. It felt like my heel was going to crack in half! When I had to go out in public, (yay, work!) I hobbled - crazy stares be darned. Today, a full month after my injury, my foot is only just beginning to feel better. My resolution was a serious fail, as there have been ZERO attempts to walk on the treadmill.

Now, I know what you're thinking. Oh, you poor dear. Injuring yourself on the treadmill doesn't make you stupid. It could have happened to anyone.

I appreciate your sympathy. Sexy Nerd would like you to know, however, that he warned me that this exact thing was going to happen. He injured his heel in the same way when we got the treadmill! And he reminded me of his warning on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of January. I thought he was just being a pest.

Oops.

Sexy Nerd would also like everyone to know that my injury was especially bad because I was walking on the treadmill barefoot...which he had also strongly lectured against. Bah!
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