Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Taking Care

I'll admit I don't always do the right thing for me.  Other people and tasks often get in the way, but today I consider myself lucky to put behind the papers that were calling my name and go work out.I feel great now and I felt great the entire time.  I have avoided working out on Tuesdays because they are typically leg days. If you've read my blog, you know about my ACL tear 10 months ago. If this is your first visit, you now know.

On April 22, I can begin jumping and sprinting. In May contact sports aka ultimate frisbee is a yes. I will do my first run\walk in a few weeks at my school. I will do a second one month later.   I will, however, take it slow.  Two weeks ago I pushed myself hard.  I worked out 6 days in a row. That matters to me diabetically as it reduces the amount of insulin I intake by at least 10 units a day, easier on the body and the wallet.  My knee took the beating though. It hurt. It told me to stop. I listened. I rested. I was lucky.

I know, St. Patrick's Day was yesterday, but what kind of weird wonderful is it that I consider myself lucky today to do crunches and gaze up into the canopy of trees with their new green leaves .Lucky to run around the park and listen to the crack of the softball bat and cheers of the crowd.  Lucky to do real lunges for the first time in several months without pain.  Warming up, taking it slow, and listening to myself are the way for to go.  Those right now are the right things for me.

4 comments:

  1. I'm always a little envious of people who enjoy physical activity. I have to push myself to work out, to play tennis, to golf, to do anything. I do like to walk, but not briskly more for the joy of the outdoors. I'm glad you are enjoying getting back into all you love to do. I really enjoyed your closing paragraph. I thought it nicely made the point of your piece. The way you used repetition - lucky to - really added a nice rhythm to your closing sentences.

    Cathy

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  2. I love this. How that really slowed you down. I love the line: 'listening to myself…' Way to go and so glad you cold enjoy the beautiful day

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  3. Well, ironic that I'm reading this just as I've decided not to get my 10,000 steps today so that I can respond to blogs and do school work. (I would add writing my own blog, but when you read it you'll see what a joke that is.)

    Congrats on your progress!

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  4. You are Gladiator strong, girl! Go!

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