|Hole 18 at the Trails in Norman with a newly created water hole in the middle of the fairway.|
|AND BABY THE RAINS HAVE BEEN FALLING|
Since I know my feet are going to be tired, even though I wear inserts, I am learning to care for my feet in the evenings by soaking them in Epsom salts. My feet begin to tickle and giggle when the aches wash away. Perhaps the most important step I take is to roll my feet every morning and often at night. The rolling gives me the chance for a free foot massage and to actually release some of the tight knots that build up with lactic acid and inflammation.
Another explanation can be found on the following websites:
The MELT method is the most detailed
Our feet play a vital role in the overall health of our body, and need to be treated like other muscles in our body--warm up the ankles and feet by rolling in circles before even getting out of bed. Stretch them along with the calf or hamstring stretches before and after walking.
You may have noticed that my big toe has begun to move inward forcing the 2nd toe to cross it. It is commonly called 'hammer toes' and can be quite painful. That's one reason I wear professionally built inserts and toe spacers. While writing this and researching foot rolling, I discovered this video on relaxing and stretching the toes. She's correct, I can barely get my fingers between my toes, but oh baby, did it feet good. I can hardly wait to relax outside tonight by skipping barefoot through the wet grasses and then while sitting on the patio I will put my fingers between the toes to stretch and relax them.
It's almost like the care we give babies to hear them giggle and wiggle their bare feet. Unlike babies we are now totally responsible for taking care of ourselves, so start soaking those feet and priming them for the next walk in the park.