Wednesday, June 8, 2011

No, I've Not Fallen Off the Earth

I've not fallen off the earth. I'm just not hiking. When every step with one's left foot feels like a nail is being driven into your left heel, it takes some of the pleasure out of walking and hiking. This plantar fasciitis is no fun at all, and I've missed prime hiking weather this spring.

Other than that, many visits to my sister Ann, and her death on Memorial Day - I will miss her until I take my final breath some day - have taken time and desire away from other things. But I have faith that ultimately, I will heal my heel, and get out racing for a cure and hiking again. With only 107 days until my 3-Day, 60 mile walk, it has to happen soon.

Until then, Oh to be Hiking!!!!!!!


  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your sister Ann, Art. May you and your family find comfort, and may she rest in peace and eternal joy....

  2. Thanks so much Anne. I miss her terribly, and always will, but am grateful we had some good final times together. Stay well. Art

  3. I can't imagine the loss of a sibling. I hope your foot and heart will heal soon.

  4. Thanks Les. Time heals all things I guess, although right now neither heart nor heel are doing so well. We all know that ultimately we will lose our siblings unless they lose us first, but it is never expected at this age. Art