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Floundering Through My Friday

This morning I was up bright and early.  Unfortunately so was the pain in my heel.  Huh?  I thought the cortisone shot would last longer than that!  I may have been standing on the concrete a little too long yesterday at work.  My challenge each morning is to try to find a shoe that doesn’t hurt.

It was supposed to be in the 90s today so I decided to get a surprise for the dogs.  This is what I found:


See the nice big pool?  See the happy lady looking adoringly at her also happy children?


This is what I ended up with:




Even Luna can’t figure it out:

I think her exact words were “what the heck is this supposed to be?”


They really prefer the fountain.



While I was in town I also purchased a couple more things that were recommended to me.  (thanks Diane).



While watching Youtube, I had PH tape my foot.  Remember how my pool turned out?  Um well, let’s just leave it at that.  I do have high hopes for the sleep boot, though.


A storm was rolling in after supper….some very cool cloud formations.



And then…  a double rainbow.  I hope you can pick it out.


I’ve always felt there’s something special about a double one.


Now while I’m whining about my sore foot, meet Harriet:


I hope you have a great weekend.  I’ll try to stop whining.




No Running For Me, So I’m taking it out on the Animals.

I have been doing everything on my to-do list that my foot doctor gave me.  Plantar Fasciitis might be a common problem for runners but I am not happy about it.    My list consists of:   rolling my foot on a frozen water bottle, stretching exercises twice a day, and anti-inflammatories.  When my orthotics are ready, I’ll be wearing those.  Yesterday, I was pain free!  The shot in my heel really worked.  Then today – pain again.  I’m not sure why but hopefully there won’t be pain tomorrow.

After work today, I was able to get outside and enjoy the nice weather.  Whenever I take the dogs outside, they must first check the perimeter.

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Then we (actually they) chased and retrieved tennis balls until I became bored.  Luckily some paragliders flew over head and gave me something peaceful to watch while drinking my coffee.


Actually he might have been watching me!


What??  I believe Durango is begging me to start some training and make him run around in circles until he is completely out of breath.  Yep, I’m sure that’s what he is thinking.


I couldn’t turn down an invitation like that.  After working with him for a while, I also worked with Banjo.  Banjo had some attitude.  If I can’t run, I might as well make others run.


As I was closing up the barn,  Murray seemed a little uppity.


He loves being so close to the rafters.


Now we are all gathered together for a quiet evening.

My pets are quite the cuddlers.



But this is kinda ridiculous.



I hope you have someone or something to cuddle with tonight.  Its a great way to finish off the day.



Have you ever suffered from Plantar Fasciitis?  How quick/slow was your recovery?

Have you ever had a race you couldn’t enter because of an injury?

What do you do when you can’t walk/run/jump ?