The fire was caused by lightening and has destroyed the town of Yarnell. This monsoonal season, as I've stated before, is so dangerous in so many ways. Bless all 20 of these brave people and the towns up there.
The 4th went by without much of a hitch. I did have to work in the morning but got to be home in the afternoon, prepare some clam dip to take to my friends' house for a backyard B-B-Q. Brats steamed in beer the grilled, yummy! Thanks S. for the fun evening.
My sis's going through plantar faschiitis right now. Been there, done that. I haven't had a bout of it in years but boy do I remember the excruciating pain involved with it. OMG! Not fun. If you don't know if you have or have had it, you don't! Believe me, you know.
I feel so bad for her. I've told her to ice the foot, I've given her my Strassburg Sock, to sleep in. It's really uncomfortable but it did help me greatly. Told her to see her podiatrist again. She's so stubborn, I'm glad I didn't get that trait. Ha-ha. She said she'll give the sock 2 weeks. Who knows what she'll do after that.
If you don't know what plantar faschiitis is, it's a tearing of the faschia that runs along the bottom of your foot. It originates at the front of the calcaneous bone or heel bone and goes towards your toes. It tears at the origination site and hurts to set the heel down. It's very painful to walk let alone dance in my case. It begins to repair itself over night when the foot is in a relaxed state but as soon as you get out of bed and try to walk it re-tears. Ay-yay-yay! If left untreated it can begin to form heel spurs on the calcaneous bone which look like crochet hooks by causing the bone to try and grow more to shorten the distance which isn't good, I can tell you. I ignored it for 1.5 years and paid the price. I didn't even make it out of the parking lot of the Dr. when I called my boss & crying pitifully, explaining that I couldn't dance for 2 weeks. Ok, ok, I was hysterical.
There's lots of things that can happen to our feet and we really need to take better care of them. Pedicures are lovely but that's not exactly what I mean. The feet are our foundation, if you will. If they crumble, so does the rest of the body. Look how we react to stubbing our toes.
Theres pronation, over-pronation (flat-footed) that's me, over-supination, bunions, Morton's neuroma, just to name a few. I'll spend some more time on some of these issues in up-coming blogs but I'll put it to bed for now. Take care of your feet People! You'll be glad you did.
I started my new classes the NW side of town yesterday. What fun. A really wonderful gathering of people. I was running all over the place during the 1st class. There were 30 some odd folks in the pool. Wow! I was in the water for a bit but realized they couldn't always understand what I wanted so onto the deck I went. I think they truly liked it. The 2nd class only had 5 people so I did manage to stay in the water with them. They were great. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and look forward to a wonderful relationship there.
Pool classes are a great way to get your workouts in. IF you put some intention behind your workout. Don't just be wet. Work in there. If you just go through the motion all you are is wet. You'll gain nothing from it, but use some force and you'll receive the wonderful benefits from it. Increased lung capacity, strength, endurance, flexibility and even emotional stress. The joints don't get the pounding but you can get the heart rate up, although it doesn't need to be as high as on land to receive the same benefits. Did you know that? Well, it doesn't by about 13-17 BPM! Pretty cool, eh?
Now working out in water doesn't help osteoporosis but it can help many other issues, so jump in and splash hard.
Have a fab week. Peace out