As I move from middle age into my senior years, I’m becoming more aware and appreciative of my body parts. A few years ago, I had a bout with plantar fasciaitis (not confident about that spelling). PF is a painful soreness in the bottom of the foot. I sought treatment at the podiatrist, who told me that it seems to last a year to 18 months, whether you treat it or not. I did ask for treatment, which provided relief, but did not make it go away. Two years later it was completely gone.
That experience made me realize that there may come a time when I will not be able to walk. I hope not. I love to walk. It is my favorite form of exercise. I particularly like walking in a variety of different spaces and places. About a year ago I discovered the trail along Lamar Blvd. between 32nd St. and 29th. It’s almost feels like a wilderness area because it’s below the street and part of it follows a ledge with a cliff on both sides.