Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thursday Three: The Boot Edition

1. The Boot is Back. Ugh.

I had to deal with plantar fasciitis about 8 years ago, and I thought I was pretty much done with it.  From time to time my heel hurts, but I know how to fix the flare ups, so I haven't had any major issues.  But after the Boilermaker in July, my heel started acting angry.  I scaled back my running during August, but still had my sights set on the Empire Half Marathon in October.  Once the kids were back in school I started training again, until this past Sunday.  I took Frank out for a long run, and only made it two miles.

Today I visited my friendly neighborhood podiatrist, he gave me a cortisone shot (ouch) then told me to wear the boot as often as possible.  I dug it out of my closet, and I'm wearing it now.  I actually wore the thing once on a flight to Dublin.  Which was the same flight where security made Mike unpack his carry-on in front of them, and put his stuff all over a table because he packed a portable fan, and they couldn't tell what it was.  The guy cannot go anywhere without a fan. Or two. (I kid you not).

2. The other night while we were sleeping, you could have walked right into the house through the basement wall. Or lack of wall.  A few months ago we had a major rainstorm Memorial Day weekend, and came home to a flooded basement.  As a result, we had to take down one entire wall and have it re-built.

*The creepy hand prints are from the family who lived here before us.

To keep some of the costs down,  Mike dug out some of the outside dirt and I pulled down huge pieces of plywood from the walls.

I counted it as my cardio for the day.

Luckily it's all fixed........but now the garage door opener is on the fritz.

3. Fall TV makes me happy, especially Survivor!  When this show is on, Mike and I pretty much count it as a date night. We have beer and wine on hand, and something simple for dinner (like delivery). The kids know that getting out of bed to bother ask us for something is a no-no.  I love that Lisa Whelchel aka Blair from The Facts Of Life is part of the crew.  I have a feeling she's going to screw it up though and be one of the first to get kicked off.

But if she does, I'll console myself with these:


Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I watched Survivor last night and I think you're right about Lisa. I just don't think she's gonna make it. But I love that show!

What was up with that guy getting injured over and over? lol

Laura said...

Hope the heel heals.

Jill said... sorry about the foot! I just wrote about my latest foot injury too - but thankfully my cure is actually to run more (as it was with the PF...just "change my footstrike and strengthen my weak hips and wear more low heel drop shoes"). Still hurts like a mother though, will be some time. Hope you get out of that boot soon (check out the on PF - you'd be shocked what he says about PF...very different than what the norm says. Worked for me!). And so sorry too about the wall - what a nightmare! I've never seen Survivor, but am excited about fall so that we do have in common, too! :)

Andrea Halnon said...

Sorry to hear about the boot. No fun at all. Good to see you on here!

Colleen said...

Ugh... the boot looks annoying! :(

Glad the basement is fixed. Yes, those hands are creepy! Eeek

And I love Survivor too. I had this weeks show taped as Tom is out of town. I can't wait to watch it tomorrow night when he gets home!!!

Johann said...

Oh no, I hope it gets better quickly. Every time I see something like this I am so thankful that I don't have any injury problems. Here in SA not many houses have basements. It is actually very rare. Have a good weekend!

fancy nancy said...

UGH! I'm sorry about the boot! I hope things heal soon...ha pardon the pun! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one with a fan obsessed hubby!

Emz said...

That's so NOT the boot I was hoping to see.

Hang in there lady.
You're awesome.

TriMOEngr said...

Sorry to see the boot is back. Always in fear of injury myself. But not much worry of that these days with my lack of training. Totally LOVED Facts of Life. Not a Survivor fan though.

H Love said...

Boooo! Boots! Those shots HURT!! Speedy healing!

Black Knight said...

Sorry to read that the boot is back. I hope you get better very soon.
Here last year, after a storm and the consequent flood, we had to rebuild the wall and to buy a new door.

J said...

Hope you heal up quick and don't have to wear that boot any more!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I hope you get healed soon

Suz and Allan said...

Sorry about the boot! Hope you are on the mend!