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“Are you OK?”

I was hiking/walking yesterday at the nearby Pickerington Ponds park, working on rebuilding my soles (and doing general Gymnopodal Therapy) after my official Physical Therapy session. As I hit the bridge on my return trip, I was met by a couple going the other direction who saw me and were really, really concerned: “Are you OK?”

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It’s now been 12 weeks from the surgery to repair my ruptured Achilles tendon. Boy do these things take a long time to heal (and often they never do get back to normal).

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Gymnopodal Therapy

It’s now been 10 weeks since the surgery to repair my ruptured Achilles tendon. Maybe it’s time for an update.

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To Keeley and Back

Let me return writing about to my trip Out West last spring. (I’ll finish doing so eventually—hopefully before my next trip.)

After leaving the Grand Canyon, I returned to Hovenweep and the Canyons of the Ancients.

There was more barefoot exploring to do.

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Let me blog again about my trip Out West last June. I’ve been quite derelict on finishing that up.

While I was at the Grand Canyon I ended up doing less strenuous hikes than I planned. Most of that was because it was hot (and I’m aware of the dangers with heat in the Grand Canyon).

But I did make sure I had fun with whatever hikes I did.

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To Heron Back

I’m continuing to write about my trip to southern Illinois to see the eclipse. I was somewhat undecided whether to make the nearly 500 mile drive there, but what tipped the balance was that I knew there was a bald cypress swamp there.

So here I’ll describe my second visit to the Cache River State Natural Area.

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Let me continue writing about my trip to the Shawnee National Forest to see the eclipse. One of the nicer geologic features at Shawnee is The Garden of the Gods, a sandstone rock formation.

I went there the day before the eclipse and they shut down the place around me.

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