walking, sinuses, small goal today
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
I've been walking more the last couple of weeks. Unless I go to the store, I'm doing it by walking a few minutes every hour. This keeps my knees from stiffening up too much an seems to work well for me most of the time. I was sore for days after shopping and walking for a long time in one shot. My calves got so stiff that my knee slid a bit. It didn't pop out because I noticed how it felt when I got up in the morning and wrapped it to keep it from popping out of place. Since walking was risky that day, I'm going to keep walking, but I'm going to let my knees and calves be the guides and build back up slowly. I am determined to get back to where i can walk for half an hour at a time with no after effects. It will take me some time, but I will get there if I keep working at it.
Getting walking in yesterday and today is extra challenging because I have a sinus infection and just want to sit reclined in my dark bedroom and not move my head. I went back to bed after seeing my son off to work this morning and didn't get up until a little after noon. I feel a bit better getting some extra sleep, but I think my motivation is still under the covers and hugging the pillow. I thought about chores and have three that I have to do today. My small daily goal so to speak. They are put clean dishes away from the dishwasher and strainer, fold the clothes in the dryer, and dinner (making and cleaning up after). Keeping on track doing anything is a win in and of itself today.
Typing all this has helped me get things sorted, organized and prioritized in my head. Now to sign off here and follow the plan in my head and see how it all goes.