When you find yourself on a Saturday morning wanting to write about something specific, but you check out the theme post and it has nothing to do with it, it makes for some interesting thoughts. Rather than trying to make it all fit, I’m just going to write and I’ll try to get that pesky word in there.
As Linda mentioned, things are starting to heat up. It is rather strange, though, because we didn’t really have a spring. Either way, though, I’m happy we are heading into warmer weather. It means more grilling and more hiking!
I am happy to report that this week, my exercise went almost exactly as planned. There was only one day that I just couldn’t bring myself to get up at 5:30 am, but then I ended up coming home early (thanks Friday at work before Memorial Day) and banging it out.
When I went for my run last weekend, I was scared to death. I wasn’t sure if I was going to hurt myself worse or if it was going to help my pain. I ended up falling down some stairs last year, and ever since my back has been in pain. It’s been something I’ve lived with on a daily basis and it has made life rather difficult. I started seeing a physical therapist, and she pretty much told me I need to move. After four visits, I was frustrated and upset, but I finally decided that if she wanted me to move, I could certainly do that.
It’s been almost a week since I went on my first run and I’ve gone on two additional runs and I am doing some cross-training on the off days. Isn’t it weird how moving can be painful but can also lessen the pain? My muscles hurt and I’m pretty exhausted (I’m SO not getting enough sleep), but somehow my back is actually feeling better!
There are also other benefits to doing some exercise every day. My brain is happy and I just feel better! I’m honestly really excited to be back at it again. Hopefully, it will continue to help my back, rather than hurt it.
Today, my hubby and I are going on a hike. I’m so excited to get outdoors and to see how far he can make it. The last time we went, it was before heart surgery, so he really struggled. He’s looking to see if he can go farther than last time, so we shall see. Then, maybe we’ll break out the grill! Summertime is the best, isn’t it?
Happy Saturday everyone!
Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda G Hill. Today’s prompt is “grill.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!