Random observations from the world of the injured:
Being hurt blows.
Driving by runners out for their workout while driving to work and injured blows.
Being injured while at the beach - doesn't blow nearly as badly.
Getting cool things in the mail from other running bloggers - awesome.
Toasted coconut ice cream - a little round ball of heaven in a bowl. Discovered this over the weekend - holy crap it's good.
The Long Walk - one of the more disturbing and stays-with-you books I've read in a LONG time. Took it to the beach and couldn't put it down. This is a pretty old book by Stephen King (written as Richard Bachman) that I hadn't read for many years. Maybe it's just because of the running and the marathon experience, but this was a riveting read. Not for the weak of heart, but I would recommend it in the same way that you would recommend something like Silence of the Lambs or No Country for Old Men. Hard to say you 'enjoyed' it, but emotionally it left an imprint.
20 minutes with your foot in a bucket of ice - not fun. Amusing, however, when the puppy decides to jump in the bucket. Not so amusing for the puppy, however.
There are an incredible number of torture devices for running injuries/stretching. My wife finally commented on my growing collection of oddities (foam roller, The Stick, Footlog, frozen cans of beans, etc.). If only there were an easy roadmap to which ones really work.
My Plantar is still behaving like a piece-of-fasciit. Finished up my self-inflicted 'rest' period, and have commenced with the stretching phase, with a dare-to-dream target of running again this coming Sunday. Will try to introduce a fairly long and past-paced walk on Thursday and see how that feels. The saga continues...