Saturday, October 29, 2016

Walking the mountain








I had forgotten how peaceful and recharging it is with a walk. For over a year I have more or less given up on my walks because of a stubborn "runners heel" (plantar fasciitis). The other day, a beautiful autumn sunny day, I went for my old loop up the mountain. So relaxing. So refreshing. So quiet. It gives space for my thoughts. It is slow. I'm very much for slow lately.

I love when season changes and autumn is a big time favorite of mine when it comes to the magnificent colors. Autumn calls for new crochet projects (Yaaay!), lighting candles at night and curling up under blankets for movie nights. It also calls for spending time outside and filling your lungs with that fresh crisp air. Collecting pine cones and nuts, smelling pine trees and wet leaves under your feet on small paths in the woods. Seeing birds getting ready to move south for the winter, making incredible dance shows on that blue bird sky. I can watch them forever...

I hope to make more walks like this. That my foot will allow me to. It is so good for me. For my heart and soul. I really, really miss it.

Walking has come and gone in my life during the last decade. Somehow it is an exercise that remains with me and hopefully will stay with me for the rest of my life. I see my landlord (and neighbor), Mme Debonneville (89), taking her daily walks around the village. How full of life she is still, only needing a walking stick for balance. I hope I will do that too at age 89. That would be fantastic.

PS All photos taken with my iPhone 5.
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Kärlek
Annette


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11 comments :

  1. Wonderful photography. I love walking. I tried to persuade my husband to do a 10 miler tomorrow covering Pendle Hill, Lancashire called the Witches trail but no time as other stuff to do tomorrow... definately a walk for next year though.

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    1. That sounds like a great walk to do. I really hope you will find a day when you can go. Enjoy if you do. :)
      Xxx

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  2. May I suggest you try a pair of MBT shoes ? I had your problem a few years ago and it cleared up completely after wearing only those shoes ( I eventually bought two pairs) for more than eight monts...god luck barbara

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    1. Hi
      I will look into it. Haven't tried it. I might give that a go. Thanks for the advice.
      Xxx

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  3. What lovely scenery you have on your walks. I power walk now instead of running and it's invigorating.

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    1. Sounds lovely. Power walking is just as good as running if not better. Good for you! Keep going.
      Xxx

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  4. I've been reading along for a good while, and haven't posted, but I enjoy your website very much. I had to post though, to tell you that I, too, suffer terribly with plantar fasciitis. My podiatrist gave me some exercises to do and suggested that I ice my feet every evening for at least 10 minutes, each foot. These have helped me tremendously. I also bought some inserts from his office and wear these every day and never walk barefoot any more. He also gave me a cortisone shot in my left heel (my worst foot) and that most definitely gave me the best relief! I will share my foot exercises if you're interested.

    Fond Regards, Jeanette

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    1. Hi Jeanette
      Thank you for your sweet message. I have tried most things the last year, stretching exercises, icing, special inserts, strengthening exercises... I'm not sure of what is left. I have not had a cortisone injection so I guess that is what remains when talking cure. Well, for the moment it is quite ok, not bothering me on a daily basis at least. I ice and stretch extra after a walk and it seems to help. But thank you for reaching out and wanting to share your advice. I really appreciate it. Thanks for popping in today.
      Best regards
      Annette

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  5. I love walks, hikes, strolls, I love them all. I try to do some walking everyday. I agree, I hope I'm still at it at 89!

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  6. Wonderful! Which city the pictures were taken? So beautiful. Love to read yours posts. Xxx

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Kärlek
Annette

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