Sometimes you need to quiet the noise. 3 weeks ago was that last time I ran. Like, a real run. Since then, it’s been a mile here and a mile there…not more because the pain is too much. Not exactly sure what the cause is, likely a bunch of things, but right now my hamstrings could substitute as guitar strings and my hip flexors are basically cement.And it was, in some ways, a wake up call that I need to be more mindful. Of myself. Life is busy, loud, exciting, stressful, fun…and I find myself in a forward motion…almost tumbling forward. I need to take more breaks and just look out into the backyard and hear, feel, and see what is going on NOW. And respect it. Embrace it.
So, I’m getting my body treated (massage, physio, dry needling, etc.) and I know it will eventually be ok – in fact, I think it will be better – and in the meantime, I’m just taking things one day at a time and enjoying my extra free time.
I went and saw a few junior hockey games with my dad – something we did regularly when I was growing up. My memories of spending that quality time with my dad are so special and will last forever.
This past weekend, I had my brother and his family stay with me for Easter. My goodness it was exhausting – just ask Abby!! This was her at the end of day 1 of them being here: