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Moon Watching

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I couldn't sleep last night. Into the early hours of the morning, I still couldn't fall asleep. I decided to watch the lunar eclipse, or at least, take peeks at it.

Unfortunately, it was too cloudy to see anything but I was able to find a live feed online. It was cool to watch, especially since I was trying to fall asleep. It was just pretty and peaceful.

I think sitting still and observing things is good for all of us. The stillness and quiet is something we all need at least sometimes.

Am I likely to watch another eclipse? It's possible. I don't normally stop what I'm doing to observe an eclipse. Occasionally I will glance at one during different stages. I'm almost always distracted by something. With the next one though, maybe it will be another opportunity for quiet time and observation.

  
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LIVE_2_KICK 4/16/2014 11:52AM

    Very relaxing!

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PATTYKLAVER 4/16/2014 3:21AM

    I never thought to look online. But then...I've overdid things lately and am usually exhausted.

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BOLEBRON 4/15/2014 9:51PM

    I wanted to see it too but it was too late in the AM an then it was too overcast. I did not know you could watch it live online. I hope you sleep better tonight.

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COOP9002 4/15/2014 10:42AM

    Glad you got to enjoy it.

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PEGGYO 4/15/2014 9:27AM

    lucky you got to watch the live feed

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Quick Update

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Today was really better. I've done much more walking, was able to do more housework, and I feel like I may be able to run tomorrow. I thought I would be able to run today but I was wrong.
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Still, today is better. That's a blessing. I am very thankful!
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WINNIE1978 4/13/2014 6:27PM

    I'm glad you are on the mend!

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PATTYKLAVER 4/13/2014 4:24PM

    You did accomplish something today. Don't be so hard on yourself!

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LIVE_2_KICK 4/13/2014 1:13PM

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Keep resting and soon you'll back!

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BOBINVA 4/13/2014 10:53AM

    Glad you are better. Hope you have a great run.

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PEGGYO 4/13/2014 8:26AM

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HAPPYMAPY 4/13/2014 6:41AM

    Have a great day today!
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Much Better Today

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thank you all for your comments. I'm doing much better today.

I didn't approach stairs with as much trepidation today!
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By Saturday, I think I'll feel like myself again.

Today, I've been taking things slowly, gently.

I've been looking over my work-out from Monday to see areas that I may need to modify. I've decided to back-off of some of the leg work or to divide up different exercises between different days again. For the upper body work, I think will do the same. As for ab work, I think I will be okay if I drop one or two exercises for a few weeks. I think I'll be able to handle the ab load that I had planned.

Glad the worst of the pain is gone. Looking forward to reaching a higher level of fitness.

  
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BOPPY_ 4/12/2014 1:02AM

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Worse Today

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

I really thought the pain would be better today. Sadly, I was wrong.

I think some of my muscles that were already hurting went on strike. They decided to let the other muscles do all the work. Now those muscles are hurting. I really did a number on myself.

I don't know where I went wrong. I didn't go crazy but the pain means that clearly I went beyond what would be considered healthy. Now, I can't run. Not that I had made much advancement in running, but I was doing some running.

Normal tasks are painful. It's almost humorous. I actually am laughing at myself, well, not while I'm trying to perform a task. I laugh after I finish it or when I give up on it. emoticon

Yesterday I walked to try to discourage stiffness. Today, I'm just doing some stretching with a very short walk.

Tomorrow will surely be a better day for my muscles.
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BOBINVA 4/10/2014 11:29AM

    Where is the pain and what kind of pain. Muscle pain from exertion if not a tear, sprain or pull is treated different from an actual injury. If you are sore from running then you need to move the muscles to work the lactic acid out of the muscle. This can be be done with walking, flexing, dynamic stretching or light running. The more frequently you run the less this will be an issue for you. If you don't run frequently please make sure you stretch or use a roller post workout to help that lactic acid get out of your muscles and reduce soreness.

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LIVE_2_KICK 4/10/2014 10:30AM

    You'll recover.
It just takes time!
Rest, and stretching is probably the best thing you can do if it's severe pain.

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PATTYKLAVER 4/10/2014 8:35AM

    I have found in the past month that a stick of Icy Hot (your hands don't get icky with the stick) and a good soak in an Epsom Salt bath really do work. And I had it in my head that Epsom Salts was something my grandparents only use! I started going to a chiropractor who not only has given me new exercises, but told me about the Epsom Salts. It's magnesium and most Americans don't get enough of it.

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BRENDABASSOON 4/9/2014 10:49PM

    I second the Epsom Salts. Wiggling your toes may be a non-impact way of keeping the muscles moving. Hope the pain goes away soon.

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DJ4HEALTH 4/9/2014 10:23PM

    So sorry to hear that. Have you tried the Epsom Salts?

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Gently I go...

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

If there was any doubt in my mind that I worked by abs or my quads sufficiently yesterday, all doubt was gone when I climbed out of bed this morning.

I had trouble with almost every movement there is. I think I overdid almost everything but those are the two areas where I feel it the most. Maybe it's because those areas are constantly in use.

Today's work-out was much more gentle. Tomorrow, I'm hoping the soreness will have faded more and I'll be able to resume my schedule, taking things down a notch or two.

Apparently, I'm not good at this moderation thing. I either do too little or too much. I am getting better, though, because nothing is swollen.

I'll figure it out eventually.

In the meantime, I'm still moving as much as I can. I believe in active recovery when it's possible...and advisable.

Looking forward to tomorrow when driving won't be painful.
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Thanks to everyone for your pain relief suggestions! They are greatly appreciated.

  
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PATTYKLAVER 4/11/2014 10:01AM

    It's hard to find the right balance. You keep going and that's great!

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NUTRON3 4/10/2014 9:27AM

    Keep moving!

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