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The Doorscursion That Wasn’t
I was in Toronto last week to attend an industry trade show on Thursday and Friday.
My business partners and I had marked this show on our calendar for some time.
Knowing far in advance that this trip was coming, I had reached out to long-time blog buddy and fellow door enthusiast Joanne from My Life Lived Full about getting together for a doorscursion while I’d be in her home town.
Everything was set. Joanne had cleared her schedule for Saturday and put together an awesome list of suggested places we could check out. I was very much looking forward to finally meeting her and also excited about checking out some interesting new spots (new for me at least) with someone local.
Plus I figured I’d be getting enough pics for at least the next 2-3 doors posts – whoohoo!
Knowing I had a busy schedule at the trade show, and my wife reminding me how I have a tendency to forget about my heart failure when I get excited and enthusiastic about something, my biggest concern beforehand was scheduling too much door fun and burning myself out before the long 6+ hour drive home.
With this in mind we had agreed to meet early on Saturday and play it by ear, possibly cutting things short as early as mid-day if my energy level started to wane.
A great plan indeed but we never made it that far.
Walking all day on Thursday on the concrete (carpeted) show floor, I somehow managed to aggravate what had previously popped up a while back as a minor case of tendinitis in my Achilles.
The next morning it was a little tender, but I could still walk. We had several meetings planned for the morning so more walking was unavoidable.
By mid afternoon on Friday I could barely put any weight on my left foot without pain shooting up my heel. We went back to the hotel so I could put up my foot, ice it, pop some pain killers, relax, and agonize for few hours about the decision I knew I had to, but didn’t want to make, regarding our doorscursion….
I called to warn Joanne that things were not looking good and asked if she’d mind waiting until Saturday morning for a final decision. She was very understanding.
Unfortunately after a lousy night’s sleep, things were actually a little worse the next morning.
As disappointed as I was, I was in such pain that I just wanted to get in the car and get home.
And that is what I ended up doing.
Sorry again Joanne, this doorscursion was just not meant to be 😦
At least not this time 😉
So instead of new pics, this week’s post is a series of unused shots from a previous trip from a few years back showing St. Michael’s Choir School and a few neighboring churches in downtown Toronto.
I can’t believe I haven’t used these shots yet, but at the same time I’m kinda glad to find them in my archives 😀
As for me: after a quick visit to my doctor, some good anti-inflammatory meds, and a few days on crutches, hey I can actually walk again!
I’m well on the mend but I may be dipping into my archives for another week or two before I get out exploring again.
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