So, many of you know that I moved from NY (the big Upstate part, not he little city part), to Maryland last year. My parents, brother, sister and friends all remained in NY (my house wasn’t big enough for all of them, and we didn’t feel we could pick and choose.) Consequently on long weekends, or random other times – we go up and visit. That was what this weekend was.
The wonderful place I work, and the one where my wife just started, were both amazing and let us out of work early! We thought this was going to give us a really early start, but I forgot one major thing.
The commissioning ceremony at the United States Naval Academy. See, my house is about 15 miles from Annapolis. This meant that the traffic on my usual route home was horrible. So horrible, it took me an hour instead of the planned 23 minutes. This was NOT going to affect the weekend however, as I was still home before I would have been normally. My GPS took us a different route than usual, using a lot of back roads to get up to Harrisburg, as the major interstates had traffic issues. It was beautiful!
We went through Gettysburg, and hadn’t realized how close it was. We didn’t stop, as we had a destination ahead of us – but we will be back!
We made good time. for the weekend – I helped my father put up cabinets in his kitchen,
We also went up and saw my sister’s new camper and campground spot. Really nice! (No pictures of this one!) A wonderful cook out on a freezing night. But man, it was good to have spiedies!
Sunday was laid back. We did some more on the cabinets and headed over to our friend’s house – Kory and Jenn. You may remember them from some past blog posts. Another cookout, with lots of friends (no pictures.. It was that kind of party… You know, the kind you forget to take pictures? What did you think I meant?) and back home on Monday. Quick stop to see my best friend that I hadn’t seen in ages!
So, there is a brief summary of my weekend.. But it was fantastic. I’m exhausted, but it was awesome!
Now your exercise enthusiast update:
I didn’t do anything. My feet (both were sore, left was excruciating!) are feeling better, I have been doing what I can to really pamper them and keep my PF from getting any worse.
I have my orthotics in my shoe, then a Dr. Scholls one on top of that. It adds padding to the back of my foot, as well as support on my arch. Then An arch strap to go with it. This has been what I have had on my feet for a week or so now – and it is definitely improving! I had the opportunity to go running with two of my buddies in NY, and might have been ok to do so. But I decided I simply wasn’t willing to gamble on jumping back in too soon. (I played that game with my previous injuries and would like to think I have grown a bit wiser.)
Tonight will be another bike ride, but there may be a run in the next few days!