Weekend WOD and foot update

April 16, 2013



The WOD at crossfit swift this weekend kicked me square in the tail end.  I’m used to being the slowest one and finishing last, but I finish feeling strong.  This time I was a heap on the floor at the end of the workout.  It’s all down to the fuel you feed your body.  My ice cream dinner, although delicious, didn’t give me the good energy I needed to perform well.  Lesson learned… again.  Hopefully remembered.

anatomy-of-plantar-medHere’s what’s going on with my foot: plantar fasciitis.  Basically that large tendon going down the center of my foot is inflamed and aggravated.  The physical therapist said that it’s because I don’t have enough range of motion in my ankles. She gave me some stretches to do and some anti-inflammatory medicine to take at night.  The pain I was feeling all day everyday to differing intensities vanished in just two days.  If I go see the physical therapist again, I might kiss her on the mouth.  She said no running (which is fine by me) but other forms of exercise that didn’t aggravate my foot were fine.  Thank the Lord.



This weekend was all blue skies and sunshine.  Exactly what my soul needed.  It’s amazing how much good getting outdoors does for me.  Sometimes, since I’m such an introverted homebody I forget that getting outside energizes me.  A little sun on this pale skin and feeling cool overgrown grass on the souls of my feet lets me know there’s a whole big world out there.  And much of it is good.  Creation is so, so good.  Things are still growing and moving even if I don’t get out there to see them.  The world is still being the world even if I miss it.

After what happened in Boston yesterday at the marathon, I realize this even more.  My prayers are with Boston.  But one thing I know about the north east is that they are tough.  They don’t take no crap from nobody.  The people of Boston and the entire country will rally together and overcome this tragedy.  That’s one of my favorite things about Americans, we’re helpers.  As Mr. Roger’s said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers.  You will always find people who are helping.'”

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Laura April 17, 2013 at 21:41

OOOOOOWWWWWWW!!! A new blog theme! Love it!!! One thing I don’t love is your foot! I’m sorry it’s hurting you… but glad you have medicine that improved things. Cannot wait to see you again! I have ideas for our next date already!


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