The 70-something woman who has never exercised commented last night that she has much more energy after her physical therapy sessions.
Afterwards she has the energy to do four or five errands – something previously unheard of.
For five weeks she’s been going to therapy to strengthen her legs because in five days she is having knee replacement surgery.
The stereotype is that exercise makes us tired.
Comeback 2013 update. Ran 18 minutes without stopping yesterday. One and a half miles.
This morning no run, although there is a bit of a race…
To get everyone and everything in the car by 6am.
The real goal of wanting, and becoming qualified and brave enough, to go Nationals is simply this:
A carrot to keep moving forward.
That’s all. Nothing more, nothing less.
It is in being unable to run that the true nature of why I run becomes so crystal clear.
Wishing you the best today, and a really nice carrot.
The things we take for granted until we don’t have them – walking, getting in and out of bed, bowel movements.
When you’re bedridden, the extent of exercise consists of getting in and out of bed, especially when you’ve been given a narcotic to mask the pain, it’s decently serious.
Having a daily routine that can not be performed, well, it quickly becomes a major issue. Thank goodness for the second bottle.
Second day of recovery, went for a 200 meter walk (end of street and back). I asked Cheryl, “Have you ever seen me walk this slow”. She smiled and half-laughed, “No!”.
Insight: The hard work of exercise is worth every invisible, non-obvious, taken-for-granted benefit it provides.