Tuesday (Day 107) was not a good day for me physically. I woke up and could barely walk. I managed to get myself to the bathroom. As I sat there, I began to have a mini-panic attack because I had no clue how I was going to get myself up and out. Once I calmed down, I used everything I had in me to get up. It took over four hours before moving was not a struggle.
I HATE days like that. When they happen, it does not matter if I sit, stand, or lay down. EVERYTHING causes pain. I have a very high tolerance for pain. I have been able to push through thing which many would not be able to. I rarely cry because of pain. If I cry, then it means the pain is almost unbearable. Yesterday brought me THISCLOSE to the brink of tears.
When I got into the office, everyone could tell something was up. Not only was I walking slow enough for a snail, slug or turtle to pass me, but I was not my ‘chipper’ self. Pain tends to do that.
On the Rotation Calendar, it was a scheduled Rest Day. I had originally intended to do a FIRM workout or, possibly, get started with the 21 Day Fix. There was no way on Earth I would have been able to.
Today (Day 108) has the pain level at manageable/tolerable. I was able to actually workout (21 Day Fix Lower Body) and walk the pups for 3.78 miles. The walk was SUPER SLOW. I could feel the pups pulling me. They wanted to move faster. I, on the other hand, could not do it.
I am hoping it is only because I slept in an awkward position and has nothing to do with the 10+ miles walked on Sunday (Day 105). I walked the pups like normal and then went out and bought a push mower. This is what 7.16 miles looks like when cutting my lawn:
I bought the push mower for two reasons: (1) because our yard needed to be cut and I was not about to wait for the hubby to dig out the riding lawn mower on the following weekend; and (2) because of the 100 Day Step Challenge I am participating in at work.
The Step Challenge has been great for me. I push myself to get at least 15,000 or more daily. Yesterday was the exception. I’m sitting at Number 3. One guy gets at least 30,000 daily! I don’t know how he manages it, either! However, I am gaining on the Number 2 guy. 🙂
I do feel good, though. I think I will do measurements tomorrow as I have not done that for a couple of weeks. We shall see how much damage has been done with the out-of-control eating and half-assed workouts.
So even though yesterday I was unexpectedly forced to take the Rest Day and I am still moving painfully slow, I shall end this with my positive for the day . . .