I got a stress ball at Walgreen's to do the hand exercises with. I need to do them anyway to strengthen my hands, but since my stroke my right hand and arm shake often and I work on these to try to rebuild neurons and help them. I had a tennis ball but must have lost it when I moved to my own apartment. I squeeze the stress ball hard, and hold my arm out in front of me. I do 15 reps with the hand up and 15 with it down for 30 reps each time. Of course I do it on both hands to cause I can't have one stronger than the other LOL! I learned this when I was gong to physical therapy.
Glad you showed up and ran what you could in the 5k! Awesome job!
Sometimes I have to climb stairs outside my apartment because it's too hot to hike and I can do it really early (like still dark out) I will be so glad when it cools and some of the time I can go to a place where there is hills so I can hike like a few nature preserves I know around the Dallas-Fort Worth area!