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    Avon is still in business? Thanks for the tip, Ike! Well, I forgot to add a sprig of Rosemary to Keesha's bug spray recipe so I did that last night and added some more of the Lemongrass essential oil.



    I haven't tried it yet but when I woke up this morning I took a little sniff and it didn't smell like vinegar....YAY...it smelled really good so we'll see once I spray it on.

    This morning I walked around the track and there weren't any mosquitos so I haven't tried my "new" solution with rosemary yet. I did put coconut oil all over my legs and Bella is licking it all off as we speak (Bella is a dog for those who don't know lol).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lara View Post
    Avon is still in business? Thanks for the tip, Ike! Well, I forgot to add a sprig of Rosemary to Keesha's bug spray recipe so I did that last night and added some more of the Lemongrass essential oil.

    I haven't tried it yet but when I woke up this morning I took a little sniff and it didn't smell like vinegar....YAY...it smelled really good so we'll see once I spray it on.

    This morning I walked around the track and there weren't any mosquitos so I haven't tried my "new" solution with rosemary yet. I did put coconut oil all over my legs and Bella is licking it all off as we speak (Bella is a dog for those who don't know lol).
    Yes Lara Avon is still in business.
    You did exactly what is supposed to be done and that it is to customize a blend that is suitable to you. After I walk my dogs I don’t usually feel the need to have to shower due to the vinegar smell. The vinegar smell will dissipate after a while, leaving just the essential oils. Then again I’m usually all by myself and if I’m going to go out I will wash it all off.

    It works great for dogs. I feel bad for my girls when they are getting attacked by bugs trying to bite them. Adding coconut oil is a good idea. It’s antibacterial and anti fungicidal as well as being a great natural moisturizer. I use coconut oil on my skin and in my hair all time. Diluted vinegar in water as a rinse. Certain commercial body washes and colognes attract bugs so I usually switch up my routine in the summer.

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    This afternoon after having lunch with a group of people from an org where I am a member and a volunteer
    The restaurant location was 12 blocks from my apt building,took me 25 min to get home.I was a tad tired,changed my clothes clothes sat in my reading chair.
    its been a glorious day,perfect way to walk off some of my lunch Sue
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    You have a lovely home Keesha. I started walking with Nordex Poles last week-end, we have a paved path down throught the forest that is just right for me to practice on. You don't see many peope with the poles lately. They were a real trend a few years ago.
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    That sounds like a wonderful afternoon Sue.

    Thank you Olive. Welcome to our walking thread.

    Lately I’ve been shortening my walks so my girls don’t get overheated. I’m doing a lot of work outside lately so we are all getting extra exercise.

    Tomorrow I’m going to start bicycling everyday also.
    I’ll take a picture of my bike plus I have a bit of a surprise for you

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    I put the steps app on my phone about 2 years ago--today i got a message from them that said i have walked 7400 km.I didn't know just how far that was--I checked on the comp distance across canada and it says 4400km.I walk about 80 to 100 km a week.It sure adds up fast.

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    My wife and I love to walk the dogs every night after work. We usually walk about 2 miles every night, takes around 45 mins depending on how many times the dogs feel like stopping. I also walk 1 1/2 miles on the treadmill every morning as well and my wife rides her stationary bike.

    I have been having terrible plantar fasciitis problems lately and think I might have a collapsed arch on my right foot. The pain has gotten a bit worse and my walks haven't been much fun. I need to get to the foot Dr soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimW View Post
    My wife and I love to walk the dogs every night after work. We usually walk about 2 miles every night, takes around 45 mins depending on how many times the dogs feel like stopping. I also walk 1 1/2 miles on the treadmill every morning as well and my wife rides her stationary bike.

    I have been having terrible plantar fasciitis problems lately and think I might have a collapsed arch on my right foot. The pain has gotten a bit worse and my walks haven't been much fun. I need to get to the foot Dr soon.
    Hello Jim. I have plantar fasciitis. It is very painful and I had a hard time walking. I was sent to a neurologist and he gave me a cortisone shot in each heal. What a difference that made. Now I can walk.

    I also have archiles heel (left ankle), and he said he couldn't put a cordisone shot there as the tendon will snap....so I have to live with it for a while. He said I need to rest that leg often.

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    PS: We can get a cordisone shot every 3 months for plantar faciitis. I am definitely going to have it. Feels 100% better and I enjoy walking again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olive View Post
    Hello Jim. I have plantar fasciitis. It is very painful and I had a hard time walking. I was sent to a neurologist and he gave me a cortisone shot in each heal. What a difference that made. Now I can walk.

    I also have archiles heel (left ankle), and he said he couldn't put a cordisone shot there as the tendon will snap....so I have to live with it for a while. He said I need to rest that leg often.
    Hi Olive and thanks for the info. Unfortunately cortisone shots have little to no affect on me. I've had them in my shoulders and my feet for the PF in the past with little to no results. I tore the PF in my right foot about 15 years ago and ever since it's been an ongoing battle. Once or twice a year it acts up but this year is as bad as it's ever been. I have flat feet which makes matters worse and as I said above I think I now have a collapsed arch on the right foot as well. I buy the best shoes and sneakers (Asics, New Balance etc) along with expensive insoles and it only helps for so long until it acts up again. Now with this collapsed arch, I think I'm going to need an operation to repair it. I talked to my foot Dr on the phone and I'm pretty sure about what's going on and what I'll need to fix it. I'm not going to have an operation during the summer time unless I have to, I'll wait for winter.

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    Hi Jim
    I am sorry to hear about your conditiion. It is far worse than mine it seems. It is hard living with feet problems Jim.
    It really cripples a person. All the best to you, I hope you can get help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olive View Post
    Hi Jim
    I am sorry to hear about your conditiion. It is far worse than mine it seems. It is hard living with feet problems Jim.
    It really cripples a person. All the best to you, I hope you can get help.
    Thanks for the well wishes Olive, I do appreciate it. Nothing worse than being an active person and having foot problems, really puts a damper on things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olive View Post
    Hello Jim. I have plantar fasciitis. It is very painful and I had a hard time walking. I was sent to a neurologist and he gave me a cortisone shot in each heal. What a difference that made. Now I can walk.

    I also have archiles heel (left ankle), and he said he couldn't put a cordisone shot there as the tendon will snap....so I have to live with it for a while. He said I need to rest that leg often.
    Quote Originally Posted by Olive View Post
    PS: We can get a cordisone shot every 3 months for plantar faciitis. I am definitely going to have it. Feels 100% better and I enjoy walking again.
    Quote Originally Posted by JimW View Post
    Hi Olive and thanks for the info. Unfortunately cortisone shots have little to no affect on me. I've had them in my shoulders and my feet for the PF in the past with little to no results. I tore the PF in my right foot about 15 years ago and ever since it's been an ongoing battle. Once or twice a year it acts up but this year is as bad as it's ever been. I have flat feet which makes matters worse and as I said above I think I now have a collapsed arch on the right foot as well. I buy the best shoes and sneakers (Asics, New Balance etc) along with expensive insoles and it only helps for so long until it acts up again. Now with this collapsed arch, I think I'm going to need an operation to repair it. I talked to my foot Dr on the phone and I'm pretty sure about what's going on and what I'll need to fix it. I'm not going to have an operation during the summer time unless I have to, I'll wait for winter.
    Quote Originally Posted by JimW View Post
    Thanks for the well wishes Olive, I do appreciate it. Nothing worse than being an active person and having foot problems, really puts a damper on things.
    From reading your posts back and forth I think this is what I had about 10 years ago. I just couldn’t walk on my right foot as it was far too painful. Since not walking my girls wasn’t an option I did everything I could to get better. Unfortunately my doctor didn’t help any so I re-trained myself how to walk. After purchasing the best pair of walking shoes I could afford ( which were Merrells ) I did an exaggerated ‘heel, toe, heel toe.’ It hurt something awful but eventually my foot healed and now I always purchase the best shoes for my feet.

    Jim is absolutely right. Being an active person and having foot problems is super frustrating and I wish you all the best of luck. Today I just came back from ordering a pair of Taupe Merrell walking sandals and a pair of White Birkenstocks.
    Oh and I bought myself a cowgirl hat. I’m officially a cowgirl today. I should take a picture of it.

    Definitely practice proper, healthy footcare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keesha View Post
    From reading your posts back and forth I think this is what I had about 10 years ago. I just couldn’t walk on my right foot as it was far too painful. Since not walking my girls wasn’t an option I did everything I could to get better. Unfortunately my doctor didn’t help any so I re-trained myself how to walk. After purchasing the best pair of walking shoes I could afford ( which were Merrells ) I did an exaggerated ‘heel, toe, heel toe.’ It hurt something awful but eventually my foot healed and now I always purchase the best shoes for my feet.

    Jim is absolutely right. Being an active person and having foot problems is super frustrating and I wish you all the best of luck. Today I just came back from ordering a pair of Taupe Merrell walking sandals and a pair of White Birkenstocks.
    Oh and I bought myself a cowgirl hat. I’m officially a cowgirl today. I should take a picture of it.

    Definitely practice proper, healthy footcare.

    Merrell is a good brand, another good walking/hiking shoe is Keene. I also use Superfeet insoles, they cost anywhere from $35 to $60USD. They have a wide selection of insoles based on your activities and the type of foot problems one may have. My foot Dr told me they are the best you can buy without going to custom orthotics. I've had custom orthotics at $200 a pair and I like the Superfeet insoles better, they are more comfortable for me.

    Thanks for the well wishes Keesha! Your post has me thinking..............................maybe I need a cowboy hat??

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