Friday, August 14, 2009

TGIF Foto Friday


My wife is from Lincoln, Illinois. That is where we were for her HS reunion last weekend. Above is a picture of supposedly the biggest statue of Abraham Lincoln on a wagon in the world. We pass it every time we visit her hometime, and finally took the time to stop and take a picture. If you're wondering what he's reading, it says "LAW" on it, so probably some legal documents or something.

Running Update
I got some a plantar fasciitis night sock to help stretch my foot at night. Last night was the first night I wore it. It looks weird and it will take some getting used to. This morning, though, the pain was almost nothing when I put my foot on the floor getting out of bed, so it must be working. I'm icing more often too, that is something I've been neglecting. And I also am backing down to just walking and elliptical for awhile, until the heel feels better. Hopefully within a month I'll be back on the road again.

My blogger reader/dashboard is working again, so I have tons of catching up to do....

Giveaways---Run to Finish has a birthday giveaway, so go win some stuff and tell her happy birthday!
Tall Mom on the Run is giving away some Nuun (yes, love this stuff)!

7 comments:

Mel-2nd Chances said...

great news so far about the foot/sock! have a great weekend.

Marlene said...

Glad the sock seems to be helping!

X-Country2 said...

Hmm, plantar fasciitis night socks sound super interesting. I've had big issues with that same thing. Perhaps I should look into that.

lindsay said...

glad the night sock seems to be working! stay on that icing regiment and hopefully the lighter-workouts will help also.

TiredMamaRunning said...

Is that a Strasburg sock you're using, or something else? At any rate-great news that you're feeling a difference!

Off to check out the Nuun giveaway....

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Thank you for the nod...love the fun photo..

FYI since your blog is based sortof on the Wizard of Oz I thought you might like this post..

http://tallmomontherun.blogspot.com/2009/08/off-to-see-wizard.html

Michele said...

I haven't read thru all your blogs but if you haven't tried this, it might be worth it - I found it really helpful for my plantar fasciitis:

Take a pop bottle - (8oz) fill with water and freeze. When you are done your runs - sit down for 15 mins and roll this frozen bottle under your foot - it heals with the ice and massages at the same time. You should also do it a couple other times per day.

Calf & hamstring stretches are really important for this as well, it is all interconnected.