Snacking on Humble Pie

I originally intended to call this post “Eating Humble Pie”. If I am fully honest with myself and my readers, however,  I realize I am not ready for a whole pie or even a whole piece. But I know I can handle a few bites. Let me explain… The Humbling...

Feel the Reluctance and Do It Anyway!

A rough morning leads to a worthwhile experiment… Have you ever had one of those days where everything seems a struggle from the get go, making you feel like crawling back into bed instead of getting on with the day?  I am sure you have, because we all have...

My Own Private Half Marathon

Fragrance Lake Half Marathon Route…in the Boot! Origins of the idea The inspiration to do this 13.1 mile hike came to me with the force of other ideas I have not been able to ignore — like hiking the John Muir Trail solo last summer, for instance. I was...
After crutches – The Boot

After crutches – The Boot

The transition from crutches to full weight-bearing in a boot Following time on crutches from an injury or surgery, getting back to full weight bearing will most likely be a gradual process. How gradual and how much weight bearing is allowed varies greatly depending...

Crutching for Exercise

And other ways to stay in shape when life throws you a curve or two… Or three! I have spent parts of the last three winters on crutches and in a walking boot following bilateral foot, ankle, and knee surgeries. It was part of a three year plan to deal with...

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