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Day #35 of 20-minute challenge

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I’ve been doing it. I just haven’t been writing about it. It has become a habit to get up and at least walk around every 20 minutes.

The hardest challenge for me is to write a daily blog. I’ve finished other challenges with ease…it’s time for me to face my fears…LOL. Can I do it? I don’t know. I don’t usually tackle a challenge unless I know I can do it…LOL.

I admire those who can write daily blogs. I log in every day (that I am able), track my nutrition and my fitness, but writing a daily blog is something that eludes me.

Since I last blogged, I went to the Zumba convention in Orlando. It was educational, energizing and I spent too much money at the Zumbawear store…lol.

DH and I went to San Diego on Thursday, with the intent of staying until today. We brought our bicycles and we were going to ride around Mission Bay and do a lot of walking. Friday morning we walked around the marina in Chula Vista (our neighbors let us stay at their place in Chula Vista…it’s where they go to get out of the heat in the desert.) Then we got our bikes and began a nice ride around Mission Bay. I suddenly realized that hubby was way ahead of me, but I was thinking how nice the scenery was and that it was a lot nicer than Pacific Beach, where we usually go.

It got a little congested where I was at that moment, and I looked back and discovered that I was close to the edge of where the concrete pathway meets the sandy beach and I panicked. I haven’t fallen off my bike since I was a kid. If I would have just turned into the sand, I probably would have been all right. But I tried to stop and ended up falling off and hurting myself. And of course, hubby was nowhere in sight. My left shin is scraped and pretty sore. I have to teach Zumba Gold tomorrow morning and I am hoping that it will be healed by then. It was embarrassing. Talk about klutzy.

I learned a few things that day:

1) Always carry ice packs
2) Do not panic

We ended up coming home that night. I was willing to stay, but hubby convinced me that we should go home. Which was probably for the best because my leg hasn’t gotten any better, and it may have gotten worse if I would have kept walking and riding. I think he was afraid that we would end up sitting around, and he would rather be at home if that’s what we were going to do...LOL.

So he is bummed and depressed because that was going to be his little vacation get-away. All I can think about is HEAL…HEAL…HEAL…LOL.
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  • no profile photo CD7102181
    ooo, that's awful that you fell, but hope you're feeling better now. don't think of yourself as a klutz--it happens to everyone, and in heavy traffic, especially.

    glad you're getting so much exercise!
    3553 days ago
  • CITYZOZO
    I ONLY blog when i feel like it, the fact that you have this morning habit is incredible...wow
    3553 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    The walking every 20 minutes becomes easier after a while and it feels good. Keeps the joints from stiffening up which is important as we get older.

    I sometimes don't feel like writing a blog either but if I don't people who know I have a lot of medical problems get worried. I don't talk about all my medical problems a lot. I was taught by my dad that it's counterproductive. LOL. You always put a good face on everything according to dad. It does help if you practice what I call. See one, be one. So if I see myself healing and visualize it, I often get better faster and I hope you will try that. See yourself as healing and visualize.

    You're lucky you didn't break something, kiddo. I'm really relieved you were not hurt worse than you are. I need you. emoticon
    3553 days ago
  • SUZYMOBILE
    It will be fun to hear from you every day via a blog, but I hope the news gets better! Is your leg swollen? hot? Can you walk okay? If the answer to any of the above questions isn't the way it should be, I'm afraid a rest day from teaching Zumba Gold might be in order. Feel better!
    3553 days ago
  • VISUALLYRICS
    I hope you heal quickly!....and I am proud of you for doing this challenge!!
    3553 days ago
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