I feel like (insert word of your choice) today
Saturday, October 03, 2015
Good grief, welcome Fall. Does it have to be so gloomy though? I feel like I've seen the sun maybe twice in the past two weeks. This is not a complaint post though, promise. Stay with me here.
It is cold. It is dark. It is rainy. I have a low-grade headache which could either settle down or go into a full-blown migraine. I have had issues with my knee for the past six weeks or so and yesterday, my back decided to join the party. Ten years ago, I fell down the stairs. I was afraid I had broken my arm, so I went to the ER. I didn't break my arm, but I was laid up for a bit because I really banged it and I already had pins in it from a previous break. Fast forward a few years when I was having back issues and I went in for an X-ray. Apparently I had broken my back in the stairs fall but that wasn't caught because my arm hurt so much I guess I didn't notice my back. So I have a vertebra that healed up wonky. As a result, every so often I have serious issues. We're talking I can barely stand up. That hit me yesterday. Why not!
So I didn't feel so good getting out of bed this morning. Nevertheless, I decided to take a walk. Even if I moved slowly, I figured it might just be good to move and get the blood flowing. This would not have even occurred to me in the past. I would have just decided, "Oh well, I'll just hop in bed and try again tomorrow." I took a walk. Did I still feel crappy afterwards? Yes, but less so. Not only did I warm up my muscles a little bit more, but I also came home with the satisfaction of knowing I did something good for myself and overcame my desire to go back to bed. If there's one thing I've learned, it's that at the time we least feel like it, that's usually when we most need a workout.
So yes, I'm feeling pretty lousy today but I'm also feeling pretty darn good.