My back, shoulders and arms are sore this morning, a sure sign that yesterday’s pool workout was effective. I’m very happy that my back is not in spasms; I did something to my SI joint about a month ago just getting out of my car. Major pain from one spot up to most of the left side of the back, which then ebbs back and becomes just tender, and then is fine. Then I do it again by walking down stairs, or standing up, or something else normal. The doctor is referring me to physical therapy and my trainer knows what’s going on and is very careful in the movements she allows me to make so I don’t aggravate the back.
I really love my trainer and her style. She has wonderful energy and so much enthusiasm for helping us be stronger and healthier. One of her other clients with a session next to mine has become a good friend and the gym generally feels like a more approachable place than it did back even in May.
Yesterday was busy. Tessie and I slept in until 7:30 after a great sleeping night (low temp and humidity with windows wide open) which felt fabulous. Training session, followed by a banana split meal replacement shake (250 calories, 30 gms protein) while I went on errands. Hit Staples (small Rolodex for work), TJ Maxx (coffee only, clothes were meh), bank, Walmart (school supplies to donate plus groceries for me), and the local farm (fresh fruit and veggies).
Today is for house cleaning, weeding out things to take to the Salvation Army, laundry, neighborhood walking, and doing online claiming of missing serials issues. Yes, that’s a work thing but I can do it here while watching TV, and it needs to be done. This is the least painful way to do it.
I haven’t been very introspective lately, and am not focused on Big Issues. Maybe I should be, but I’m just not at the moment. Just living one day at a time.