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Archive for April, 2007
Perhaps this is the universe trying to tell me that only a dude in Greece with a “Niki!” message was meant to run this distance.
After 4 months of solid training, feeling pretty good, increasing the kilometers at a steady pace, getting mentally set for game day, I am faced with the most painful foot condition with the most horrendous name. Wiki says:
Plantar Fasciitis: a painful inflammatory condition caused by excessive wear to the plantar fascia of the foot. The pain usually is felt on the underside of the heel, and is often most intense with the first steps of the day…. It is commonly associated with long periods of weight bearing… shoes with little or no arch support…
(I think these few were the culprits. Ugg Boots are Bad!)
Plantar Fasciitis – just the name itself is enough to make one wince.
As I sit here typing, I am rolling and massaging my feet over 2 frozen cans of OJ – a neat trick of cool compression therapy advice from my sister. And with this impossible condition, one is supposed to just “stay off your feet” – huh? How is this possible? So I’ve hired some unemployeed lackeys as my support team to bring me beverages, food and hockey games on the tele. Not a bad time of the year to be off my feet, really.
Last year I ran the Vancouver Marathon 4 weeks after a rather disturbing concussion. I made out okay, just under 4 hours. This year I was hoping to have a go at 42 km with nothing in my way of making a great time. I even had hopes of Boston in my sight. Ack! It’s disappointing not to reach those big goals.
I don’t think I’ll be drinking the orange juice in these cans under my swollen, sore feet. I hate feet.
ThisCityRocks was pretty stoked when Class 5ive Snowboards jumped on board to be an official sponsor for an episode this season. We were fortunate enough to interview K’Naan at the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival that just wrapped in Whistler, and Class 5ive Snowboards sponsored the show.
And lucky me – I have this sweet, amazing, like butta board to ride! I swear I was in a snowboarding video with every carve, and that had zero to do with the skills on the board – the board was all the magic and made me feel like a super star. (Enter Morcheeba tunes)
Class 5ive is a relatively new company in Saskatchewan, started, owned and operated by James Friedrich (yes, people from Saskatchewan go to the mountains and go down a hill or 2!). James is an engineer by trade, designing snowboards by night, and makes each snowboard by hand. Being an engineer lends itself pretty well to the science behind the creation of his boards. And local SK designers have their hands in creating the graphic look and feel of the boards – each one is different. And if they are all as good as the one I have, you can’t go wrong.
They will be available to purchase for next ski season 2007-8 and can be found online here.