The old plantar fasciitis has improved considerably after a little remedial massage on my back at the physio, and she gave me a new exercise to add to the repertoire that is targetted at the old hamstrings. I must say that quite apart from any beneficial effect on my foot in the recovery phase, I’ve noticed on my short ventures to the local shops that my hips and legs seem to move more easily and naturally now, just gliding along compared to the rather laboured and creaky feeling I had in them before. She did say at the first session that my frame was out of whack, plainly I wasn’t paying enough attention to my stretches and posture. I’ll continue with a scaled down version of her exercise regime permanently in future.
Now then, the weather forecast:- it predicts a good settled spell from Thursday onwards. I’ve been lucky so far with the generally crap weather making my forced incarceration quite palatable, but we really can’t miss this. Ideally I would wait a while longer and get my foot totally ready before venturing out on a backpack, but Thursday, ready or not, we go!. We’ll keep the distances short and if it delays total recovery then so be it, I’ll settle the score with the man later.