Getting old sucks…

I’ve been having pain in my right heel for the past month or so. After some intensive googling and self-diagnosis I came to the conclusion that it is plantar faciitis. I took a week and a half off from working out and was doing plantar stretches every night and morning. And halfway thru that it was feeling much better, so I did what anyone would do, I stopped doing the stretches. Seriously, why is it human nature to stop a treatment as soon as you start to feel better even though you know you shouldn’t? Anyway, I now have a renewed commitment to stretching and also got this sexy little number to wear to bed..

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It’s supposed to keep it stretched while you sleep. But it doesn’t end there! Check out the sexiness when combined with the bunion brace/stretcher for my left foot (bunions are another genetic gift from mom, thanks mom!). Damn this is hot, try to control yourselves…

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I never had these issues in my youth. Boo.  On a totally unrelated note, apparently it is National Dog Day today, so enjoy this collage of the adorable Max Rebo.

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To blog or not to blog…

So, I’m not a writer and I’ve never really felt a need for a blog.  Two main factors played into my decision to dip my toes in the water with this.  The first is easy, I’m crafty (knit, sew, general craftiness) and I do a lot of DIY projects around my house.  People often ask me how I did stuff so I figured it’d be cool to have a place to explain projects with tutorials.

The second factor is a little more complicated.  I’m currently training to do the RunDisney Dopey Challenge in Jan 2015 and have the Tower of Terror 10 Miler and Wine & Dine half on deck first.  There are so many awesome blog reports of past events but most of the runners all seemed so dang fast.  I hate running and am slow (I’ll do another post later about how a run hater got roped into Dopey).  At this point I know I can cover the mileage and generally can beat any mental blocks, but being a slow runner and seeing the fast times in the blogs still occasionally messed with my head. I figured I couldn’t be the only one so think of this as info for the slow boaters like me.