The key is to get right back up!
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
As you guys probably know I love to speed walk. I usually take about 5-14 to 15 minute mile walks a week and almost always walk over 12,000 steps a day. What you may not know is that I fall a lot (like every 6-9 months or so). Fortunately, thanks to strong bones, I've never broken anything but falling is a very jarring event. It can and usually does tear your clothes and it certainly tears your skin. I keep trying to find more effective core exercises but some how I keep falling. I used to just chalk it up to the dangerous shoes I used to wear but now I wear sneakers almost all the time. I wish I could figure out what is going wrong.
Well, I fell yesterday and today my whole body aches. I skinned my left elbow, left knee and right hand. I was able to get right up and finish my walk which is fortunate since I fell crossing a pretty busy street.
Today will be a nice slow socializing walk with my friend Lynn and I think I'll take a couple of Tylenol right now. But you can bet that I'm very grateful for my strong bones and the ability to get right back up and keep on walking.