And sorry, readers, for continuing the whining around here.
I'm sinking into a real funk because I can't walk outside. There it is, nothing I can do about it, my foot still hurts – although it is much improved from last week. I'm stretching and resting and Aleve-ing regularly, but I know if I start walking again outside it'll hurt worse.
When I'm on the rowing machine – which I've been doing regularly and which doesn't stress my foot at all – I can't wait for the little chirpy noise it makes signalling time's up. I keep the lights off so I'm not constantly monitoring the monitor, and just slog through to the end of whatever time I set it for when I start out. Sometimes that's 45 minutes, sometimes it's 20, and usually it's 30.
I would soooooo much rather be outside. Maybe this whole experience is the universe's way of slapping me upside the head [that's redneck-speak] to make me appreciate my Middle-of-Nowhere hills. You know, the ones I used to bitch about.
Mr. Shrinking Knitter and I are going television shopping today, at a mall where there also is a sporting goods store. He doesn't know it yet, but we're also going athletic-shoe shopping. And heel-cup shopping, too, just for good measure.
I'm going to leave you with a bunch of links. I know it's the beginning of the weekend, and you have Other Important Things to do, but try to stop by these places sometime over the next couple of days. Each has left an impression on me in one way or another. I'm not even going to comment on them, but I hope you will!
Crazt Aunt Purl's Knitting Spot Gallery [mine's in there somewhere!]