Tuesday, August 10, 2010


I actually went to the gym today.
Gee, sitting upright today??
Call me wacky!

I set the alarm and when it went off I considered throwing it across the room.  I got up at 8:30, which in itself is a miracle, and put my feet on the floor. That was not good. I cursed and hobbled to the bathroom and took a look at myself in the mirror. 

I went to the gym.

I finally got there about 10:30. The water class was over so I decided I'd walk around the inside track. I did about six laps and, trust me, it wasn't a power walk. I kept telling myself that I needed the  movement. I do need it. Badly.

If today was any indication of how out of shape I am then I need to continue to do this. It hurt. It really hurt but I figure I can get through it. It may take pain medication to do it but I need to do something. I just wish I could have made it in time for the water class. That's the only way I'll be able to do some resistance exercises.

So I plugged in my ipod and continued to walk.
Tomorrow I'll try to do one more lap.
It still hurts to move.

Back to baby steps.

1 comment:

  1. You know, I find that walking is one of those things I have to do on a semi-regular basis. It helps keep my pain level down.

    Of course, the exhaustion and pain make that so hard. Unfortunately, that is the tension line we continually walk!

    Good for you for doing it. I hope you pain levels drop soon.

    Sending you very gentle hugs today!


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