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Well, Maybe Not

May 30th, 2017 at 04:59 pm

I woke up in so much pain this morning, that I think maybe I just shouldn't exercise. It might be the weather swing, there was a huge change in barometric pressure overnight, but I think it is probably a combination. I've gotten better through the day as the muscles warmed up. I hate to think even swimming might be something I can't do. I will give it another few tries before I decide, but youch, it was bad.

If I can't swim, then there is no point in retaining our family gym membership. My son is the only one who would want to use it, but he can use our kettle bells, treadmill, his bike, and the free weights we have if it comes to that. If we get it welded, we have a weight bench set up in the garage he could use as well. Or we can get him an individual membership, since the branch of our gym that does not have the pool is within walking/safe biking distance.

The one exercise I seem to be okay with is gardening. Yes, I have to go slow and take frequent breaks, but I am able to maintain the garden mostly on my own. I do need help weed-eating the paths, but because the raised beds are two feet high, I can easily do weeding and planting and harvesting.

There has been a lot to harvest, lately, too. Two days ago, for example, I filled 4 2 gallon containers with six types of lettuce and spinach. I also pulled about 20 carrots. A couple days before that I had a 5 gallon bucket full of chard and kale and 2 full of sorrel. We can't eat all of it. I gave a big bag to the neighbor and at least half of it goes to help feed the animals. They appreciate the fresh greens.

I will soon have strawberries, green onions, and kohlrabi to harvest, and the broccoli may not be far behind. The snow peas are blossoming, so I hope to see peas in the next week or two as well. It can't come at a better time, when I have to cut the grocery bill so drastically.

4 Responses to “Well, Maybe Not”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    Hope the aches and pains ease for you, Robin.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm often sore when I start anything new and different out of my normal routine. Take it slow as you move into a new routine. Maybe once a week at first to give yourself recovery time, two days with a few days in between.

  3. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Did you stretch? Before when I was younger I could exercise and not stretch. Now I stretch a good 15-20 minutes after exercise so 1.5 hours turns into 2 hours easily. I swear by it. The 5 minutes I see people do isn't enough. I'm never sore even doing new exercises because of the stretching and hydration. Even after swimming I do a lot of stretching I can feel the tightness in my muscles. Around 10 years ago I had a friend tell me how when he hit 30 he had to stretch even in the middle of his bike rides when before he could just go. It had become an age thing. Ever since I always stretch a lot. It helps.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    I am so sorry. Hope you have gotten better and feel better.

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