Metatarsals, Cakes and Movies

by Joanne on August 21, 2010

It was so nice getting an extra wink of sleep especially now that it stays dark a little longer.  

Shane doesn’t like us to get too much sleep and began the morning “whine alarm” at 5:45.  There is no way anyone can stay in bed with all that noise.  I get up and get the little “whiner” out of the room otherwise Ted would have to get out of bed as well. We went for a 5.25 mile run.  Great morning to be out there. I had enough in me to run double time but since I need some running legs for tomorrows 10K  in the Triathlon, thought I’d better hold back.

In lieu of the very mild (and I do mean VERY MILD otherwise I wouldn’t run) sensation in my left foot, I ordered Pro-Tec Athletics Metatarsal Pads.

met pad

I’ll see if these offer any additional protection for my next long run.    Metatarsals are the long bones in your foot.


The pads offer the following:


CoolMax® covered pad fits right on your shoe insole and stays put so you get nothing but comfort during every run. Actually prevents over-movement of metatarsals so the ball of your foot is pain-free.

  • Support pad that fits under the forefoot to relieve pain
  • Provides small, comfortable lift under ball of foot or metatarsal arch
  • CoolMax® cover: Comfortable & wicks moisture. Stays in desired position on top of insole
  • Injuries treated: Bursitis, Morton’s Neuroma (Irritated nerve endings/numbness), fallen Metatarsal arch, ball of foot pain

Since I have high arches, these might be a good choice for precautionary plus protection.

I got home, had my big egg omelet and made a cake.

Bridge Cake:

The cake is a 10” rich chocolate cake with a cherry – vanilla wash. 


It is filled with a dark chocolate mousse, topped with sweet cherries.


The frosting is butter cream.


Happy Birthday and Good Bridge Games wished for you, Bonnie’s Dad!

Movies:   “Date Night”

datenight_smallteaser  This movie didn’t get the best review but Ted and I enjoyed it.  It was about a couple falling into the typical routines of life, marriage, and kids.  They become more “best friends” than lovers.  In an attempt to rekindle the flame, they go for a night out in the City.  The night out leads to more than expected with plenty of funny scenes and lines along the way.

It was a funny movie.  Steve Carell and Tina Fey work really well together.

Last night when Ted, Richard, and I went out to dinner, we were asked if we had reservations.  We said no, after all, in Utica, you don’t make reservations unless you have a huge dinner party.  But on this particular night, at this particular restaurant, you DID NEED A RESERVATION.  The host said …”Sorry, all filled up”.  Ted and I contemplated doing the “Date Night Reservation Steal” .  Ah well, we are not that adventurous and ended up eating at the bar instead. 

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  • At 2010.08.21 11:21, Monet said:

    My, you do get up early! I have a hard time waking up before seven. I admire your dedication to many things…it is evident that you get up early to accomplish all that you do! And the cake is adorable! I love the thought of sweet cherries underneath all that frosting. Yum!

    • At 2010.08.21 14:44, kilax said:

      That cake is so neat! Great job on the details.

      I am kind of excited to see Date Night.

      • At 2010.08.21 18:23, Amanda @ BakingWithoutABox said:

        Love the cake! And the insole. I’ve got to start wearing insoles.

        Thanks for the info on the Healthy Living Blogs. I found some really inspirational posts on there!

        Patrick and I loved Date Night. Especially the mouth guard scene.

        • At 2010.08.22 06:06, claudia lamascolo said:

          I get tired just reading all your fabulous energies no less trying to do it, where do you get it all can you make me some or share please! ?? So jealous I hate even getting up early,. The cake is absolutely awesome!

          • At 2010.08.22 11:57, Anne@ Food Loving Polar Bear said:

            You really are and early bird!

            The cake is very cute 🙂

            • At 2010.08.22 14:05, Heather said:

              What a beautiful cake!! You’re quite the baker!

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