Tuesday, May 21, 2013
There I was, feeling smug that I had just barely caught the early bus so I could get to work early and take a longer walk. On the transfer from the bus to the subway, though, things changed. I make that walk four days a week (the other I telework) with no problem, but today, a grate on the sidewalk lifted up and tripped me, throwing me into the street and causing me to hit my head hard, bend my glasses frame, and get bruised and scraped. Since I seemed to be in working order and with no reasonable way to get home at that hour, I continued on and thought I would walk anyway. By the time I got to work, though, the head and neck hurt enough that all I could think of was the two hours until I could see the office nurse, so I let the experience keep me from my walk. Rats. Now the pain has subsided (though I will still see the nurse to get the head scrape attended to and get her professional opinion), but I feel as if I let this event be an excuse not to exercise. Still hoping to get my walk in later.
Edit: Thanks, everyone, for your concern! I didn't get a cardio walk in, but I did get 10,000 steps just by walking in the mall and in stores. I walked the length of Potomac Mills mall from Lenscrafters, where I got my bent glasses frame fixed, to the far end to check out the new Columbia outlet store, hoping they had the Armadale dress so I could see it, but they didn't. Then I needed to go to the grocery store and pharmacy, where I walked around till my prescriptions were ready. At any rate, taking it easy was the right thing to do yesterday. The visit to the doc was also the right thing to do just to make sure.