I'll get a pic up of Hannah and I in the car. She likes to sit in the back seat and rest her head on my right shoulder while I'm driving, occasionally licking my ear. Sweet girl. :)
Yes, Achilles/calf tightness is directly related to plantar fasciitis in most cases. One of the things they're having me do is to do a lot of stretching of both the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles, and those stretches must be done with particular attention paid to form; it's very easy to stretch the Achilles tendon rather than stretching the muscles of the calf, and stretching the calf is the goal.
I'm no MD, but I'm thinking that if the calves are well-stretched, it would take some of the pressure off the Achilles tendon and help relieve some of that ache. Do you have a foam roller? I find that works really well, as well as The Stick. (The brand name one is expensive, but there are plenty of knockoffs to be had.) I used both in PT, and they made everything feel very good. Anything to roll out/massage the calf as well as stretching it can really help break up that fibrous tension and, with any luck, relieve some of that Achilles pain.
I find most squash except kabocha don't have a lot of taste, most of the flavour comes from the spices, with pumpkin soup I use either curry-ginger or allspice-coriander-cumin spicy pumpkin soups.
My neighbour gave me lots of pumpkins, I will have a good supply for a while !! 232 days ago
Hope things are going well for you. I'm curious about your screen name. I am in healthcare and do a lot of auditing as well as coding. Does your name imply anything with actual codes or computer coding/programming? 249 days ago