Thursday, September 6, 2007

Ghost Ranch writing

Well, glad to hear you all took naps. One of the problems I encountered at Ghost Ranch was very sore feet. I found out that my hiking boots which I have worn in very well, just are not the right size anymore, my arthritis was making my toes swell up and so I have had to move up a size to 14 or 15 depending, and double wide. Then come to find out my other issue was a condition in my heel was fasciitis, which kept me from hiking as much as I would of liked. Now, after a few weeks of motrin and a RX I am feeling much better. At the time I wrote this:

My Feet

The toes were cramped
just for a day
The blisters formed
along the way
The feet squeezed in
hollering out in pain
Now my toes are
swollen just the same

I had so much in mind
this day and the next
But now I read and write
while the feet rest
Tommorow promises more
plans broken
The blisters on the bottom
have spoken!
SPM 2007


rockinghorsenab said...

My niece had faciitis and said it was very painful. I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better. Perhaps it was someone's idea of telling you it was time for relaxing and spending some down time? Take care.

Anonymous said...

How many times have I told you that hiking will ruin you and that relaxing and doing basically "couch potatoe" activities will help you lead a long and healthy life. Take my example.


Anonymous said...

You are now an official Californian! Now toss the boots and slip into those flip-flops!