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Rest Day and Dinner with Dad

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

It's going to be the hottest day of the year, so far. I still can't believe that a few weeks ago, it was in the 60s for high temperatures. Where did spring go? Oh, that's right...I live in Ohio, and spring gets shorter every year, it seems.

So, I am taking a rest day today, because while I walked the longest distance and my longest time yesterday in 90+ degree weather, I need a break. My feet are just a *little* sore. With my history of foot problems, taking a rest day is a must for me.

Plus, my husband and I are going over to my dad's place for dinner. He is giving us all the paperwork and information on our upcoming vacation to Florida. Due to some medical problems, he can't go as he had planned to. Plane tickets are paid for, and a deposit has been made on the condo, so he wants us to go without him.

What he thought was a kidney stone turns out to be arthritis in his spine (ankylosing spondylitis), which is going to require surgery. This is not shocking news to him, because he was told about 20 years ago that he'd need surgery for this disease. He's also got some old compression fractures in his spine which aren't helping matters. Unfortunately, he got those before they developed a method to fix them, so he's suffered for the last 30 years. So, I'm hoping and praying that the surgery works. There's a chance it might not.

Anyway, I'm going to enjoy my rest day, but I'm actually going to miss working out. Maybe I might do some yoga, if I have the time after dinner with Dad.

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    Hey. I understand how much harder the heat makes it. Living in the desert, waking up to walk the dog before the sun comes up is a must, and staying in doors until the sun goes down! Enjoy your rest day!
    3145 days ago
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