It’s been a long week and a bit of a challenging week for me. As you know I’ve been hiking the last several months and stepped it up to about 2-3 hikes a week. Last week I decided it was time to add some strength exercises.
One of my key motivators is that I was diagnosed with high cholesterol in December of ’22, placing me on the high-risk factor for a heart attack, and frankly, that doesn’t sound like a good time to me. So I’ve been making changes, albeit slowly.
Anyway, last week I started to have some severe pain in my left kidney area and I struggle to go to the doctor but it became so unbearable that I gave in, and I found myself being diagnosed with a strained muscle connected to my lower back, glute, and SI joint.
This means any hiking I had planned isn’t happening now; instead, I am going to Physical Therapy. Not the end of the world I suppose.
I am not a fan of being forced to rest, so I just wanted to share with you how it’s going over here.
I listen to nature outside my window while writing blog posts, newsletters, or content for my community. And I listen to audiobooks while wood-burning.
Yep. While I’m working on a haunted house wood burning and incense burner boxes, I’m probably cracking up for the umpteenth million times over the shenanigans in those stories.
While most people might listen to music, or have a crime show on in the background, I much prefer to listen to stories that reside in the paranormal shifter world. And gets me through the day, especially when I am not able to do the things I desire to improve my health.
There was a time, I would get hung up on the notion of, why is this happening now. Some may call this an upper limit problem as in things happen when your life is about to shift, and I like to just reflect that I was a little bit careless in my approach in adding in those strength exercises.
Let me know what you do when you are facing a challenging week and what you listen to or watch to help you through it.
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