Foot Update AND Solve My Tree Maze

Being laid up with an injured foot means lots of time sitting around. A few days ago I took advantage of my being unable to walk around and drew a maze. Check it out:


The goal is to connect the two orange leaves. Yes, I know, leaves are usually green, but it’s autumn, and I while I live in Los Angeles and have no right to bitch about the weather, I do miss seeing the fall foliage.

Wanna try to solve it? Click here to download a PDF that you can print out:

Keep It Up David’s Tree Maze

Drawing mazes is a fun hobby, and at the beginning of the year, I set up an Etsy page to share them far and wide. I draw mazes for adults, kids, and everyone in between, and have done a handful of commissions this year. Click here to visit my Etsy page. It’s called Uncle David’s Mazes. The page features lots of examples of the sort of stuff I can do. If you’re interested in an awesome custom maze for yourself or as a gift (the holidays are coming up!), reach out and we can discuss! The sky’s the limit! Best way to reach out is via email (

On to the big news of the week: MY FOOT! I suffered some sort of nasty sprain at the end of last week, and thankfully, there’s nothing but good news to report. Every day has seen improvement from the day prior, and there’s very little to no pain at this point. I feel a touch of pain a couple times a day, when I transition from sitting to standing, or position my foot awkwardly when I get out of my car, but it’s momentary and slight.

Despite the continued improvement, I’m still being cautious about exercise. When I had a similar foot situation last year, I returned to exercise a little too quickly, and I ended up aggravating the injury. That’s no bueno. I had thought about going to the gym yesterday or today, and doing some seated upper body exercises, but it hasn’t happened yet, and I’m fine with that.

I’m feeling optimistic about my upcoming races, although I’m not gonna say more – don’t want to jinx anything! I’m just happy that the worst of this little episode is over (hopefully!) and look forward to exercising again soon.

Keep it up, David!


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4 Responses to Foot Update AND Solve My Tree Maze

  1. Sarah Van Houten says:

    Your Tree is amazing!!

  2. Laura says:

    Hey David –

    It sounds like your foot issue may be plantar fascitis. I’m not a doctor but your symptoms sound similar to what I have experienced. There’s not much treatment for it other than what you are doing.

    • David says:

      Thanks Laura! It’s not plantar fascitis. I’ve had that, in both feet at the same time, and it’s awful. This pain was at based on the top of my foot, not along the bottom.

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