Posted by Sally Kilpatrick Jul 5 2013, 12:06 am
I finally got in a run.
Not only did I get to run, but I got to run the trails at Pinson Mounds State Park which was invigorating despite the ridiculous West Tennessee humidity. (At the time, it felt as though all that damp air was either plumping up my desiccated writer’s soul or trying to kill me. In the end, all that nature and solitude along with feet pounding pavement? Positively poetic.)
My feet are still a little sore, but I think we’re going to make it. Finally. Of course, then I turned around and had a burger and fries at Bells Drive In, but, hey, it’s not every day I’m at home. One of my solutions for eating healthier while visiting my parents was to request spinach and matchstick carrots. Even a small salad helps me eat less of the stuff I shouldn’t be eating.
What I’ve been thinking a lot about, though, is how we have to recharge our batteries. Whether it’s our creative muscles or our physical muscles, there are places and times that trigger happy memories and thus a better run or a better book. I love state parks. Pinson Mounds seems to have a really spiritual component, calling to me almost as though I’m one of those ancient Native Americans who used to stop there for ceremonial purposes on their journeys down the Forked Deer. Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park speaks to the history buff within, too. The Silver Comet Trail is such a peaceful place to run, traveling along the same bed where the iron horses used to roam.
Where are some of your favorite places to renew your commitment to fitness and/or recharge your creative batteries?
Posted by Sally Kilpatrick May 30 2013, 11:12 pm in plantar fasciitis, Sally Kilpatrick, Scrivener
I’m free! I’m free! I’m cleared to run and skip and frolic! By the time you read this–or at least by the time I get back, I will have also attended my second Checkpoint, i.e. weight and measurement session. Between the excesses of last weekend and several days of not working out, I’m kinda scared. […]
Posted by Sally Kilpatrick May 24 2013, 12:19 am
Time for an update: as you’ll remember I was formally diagnosed with plantar fasciitis last week. I was given a prescription for the anti-inflammatory Celebrex, a pair of Strasburg socks, a brand new pair of tennis shoes (Brooks Ghost 5 in a half size larger), a pair of Dr. Barry’s homemade inserts for when barefoot, […]
Posted by Sally Kilpatrick May 17 2013, 12:01 am
What do Albert Pujols, Joakim Noah, and I have in common? It ain’t athletic prowess or the big bucks. Nope. We all have plantar fasciitis. Ever had a pain in your heel and possibly the bottom of your foot, a pain so intense that your knees buckle because your feet won’t support you? Yeah, that’s […]
Posted by Sally Kilpatrick May 10 2013, 12:02 am
Yeah, yeah. I know. I’m behind the curve. Several of you are already besties with Runkeeper. For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, though, I wanted to share my latest bliss. I first downloaded Runkeeper app for my iPhone some time ago, but I didn’t spend a lot of time with the app […]