Journal Entry: Jan 25, 2016 (Walking Shouldn’t Hurt)

Journal Entry: Jan 25, 2016 (Walking Shouldn’t Hurt)

Journal Entry: Jan 25, 2016 (Walking Shouldn't Hurt)

Brushed Teeth: Yes
Walked: Yes, 1 18m 55s mile
Mood: Productive, mostly positive

I started this morning at the gym and I have to say, this pain from walking slowly thing? It really sucks. You don’t understand, I used to walk fast. A 19 min mile would be agony to the old me. The me that I was before the medical trauma of 2015. I hated walking slowly and I hated getting stuck behind slow walkers. I was just a zippy little (well, big) thing. Now a 19 min mile is giving me shin splints and hurting my calves far too much. I don’t remember ever feeling pain in my calves from walking. To me walking was a cardio exercise. It worked my heart and lungs not my legs. I mean I know it actually worked both but, I never felt pain in my legs. It’s just really hard to be so much slower, to be so much weaker. I’m not some great physical specimen but, I’ve always been speedy and pretty flexible for my size. OK enough whining about it, it sucks, I know it will get better eventually, I’m just being impatient.

Once that was done with I got down to business clearing up some of my old mail which was quite a task. It’s quite overwhelming trying to clear up 6 years worth of mail. I got a couple of folders done today and tomorrow I’ll get the next couple done. Eventually I will have an organized filing system containing only what I need and I will know for sure that I don’t have any mystery debts out there. I got to watch some Game of Thrones with the boyfriend and played Skyrim for awhile. Now I’m watching the Bruins game with my son. Overall it was a pretty good day. I hope things continue to go well and I hope you’re well.

Journal Entry: Jan 17, 2016 (Mail Sorted, Now What? Also Daughter Stuff)

Journal Entry: Jan 17, 2016 (Mail Sorted, Now What? Also Daughter Stuff)

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I almost forgot to brush my teeth this morning, and I was getting cocky yesterday, it only took me 15 seconds to realize I’d left the bathroom without doing so but, still I guess it isn’t as second nature as I’d like yet. I still think I’ll add walking to it on Monday. I like starting things on Mondays. I don’t know how far I can walk without tiring myself out. I want to take it easy at first and build up so I think I’ll just walk around my cul-de-sac to begin with. Boring but, a loop is better to start with I’d hate to get a mile away and then suddenly be completely pooped. I’m excited. I’d like to walk outside because I think getting out of the house into the fresh air will do me some good. I also have lunch plans tomorrow which I’m both excited and nervous about. I haven’t seen this coworker since she left the company we both worked for. I miss her but, as always I worry I’ll say something stupid or overshare and make it seem like I don’t care about her life. Social anxiety sucks. Read more