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Today, I almost gave up...

Thursday, January 31, 2013

I had just walked my first mile and my back and legs were killing me. Felt like I was being stabbed in the spine and my thighs were having ice cold pokers shoved into the long end of my thigh bones. Not a pleasant bit of imagery, but that is what the pain felt like.

I tried stretchng, I tried shortening my steps, I tried stepping in the middle of my foot (but I do that already, and I will NEVER be able to sneak up on anyone that way). I just tried. And then I quit. Even got my shoes off and was sitting on my bed holding my facein my hands. I kept peeking out onto my tracker spreadsheet where I keep track of my daily steps and started deleting exercises. Then I put them back. Then delete, then add back. I am so committed to making this happen, that I have an internal argument of what is going to be done today!

Finally, I put my shoes back on, put my yarn cap on to cover my ears, and my hoodie as well. The wind is about 20 mph in my backyard today and even though the sun is gorgeous, its only 54 degrees out there. Yesterday, same time of day, it was 85. So there is a major drop in temp and with that goes the "warm-boned" feeling I have gotten used to.

So I finished my 5k. Hauled some aluminum roofing over to my neighbor as he is building his granddaughter an underground bunker. She's 6 and has been watching Doomsday Preppers. Poor little girl, and poor Harold because he will build her anything she wants!!

So that, my friends, is my day. I have moved my dough to rise under my sheets because it's too cold in the house to rise. I have turned on the heated mattress pad, as both the bread and I both need it. When it's ready, I will bake it and be the first guinea pig. But if it works out okay, I am going to make more tomorrow. But this time I am going to get up early and do it versus passing back out all day long!

And tomorrow I will look forward to my workout again, I am sure. I have my nautilus exercises left to do, so in another 50 minutes I should be ready for a hot shower and bed! Yes, VERY early again!

Peace, Love, and Weird Dough,
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  • _LINDA
    Way to push through the pain! know the feeling! Is it so warm where you live they didn't bother to equip your house with heat?? If you have it, its not a crime to crank it up! I absolutely hate feeling cold, makes everything feel worse.. A heated blanket is a nice compromise though. Nothing like the smell of home made bread cooking in a place..
    1936 days ago
    Ang, I'm SO proud of your stamina and determination - about your workout AND about getting your dough to rise!! emoticon
    1937 days ago
    So proud of you girl! Even during he internal fight you knew what you had to do and sucked it up - I have the same constant battle with myself every time I put on my sneakers, pull into the gym parking lot, or get started on a machine. I want to give up the first 5 minutes in but it's the push through that makes us stronger.
    1937 days ago
    I am sorry to hear your workout was so painful, but inspired by your resolve to keep moving forward. Way to go!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1937 days ago
    Alton brown on the food channel uses heating pads for these kinds of applications. Hope the bread turns out great! I make bread in my machine now and then.
    1937 days ago
    You are an inspiration to me. I have put off doing my workouts today. After reading how you overcame and did it. I know I can to. Thank you for sharing. I think that is an excellent idea with the dough. One i will remember for mine so double thanks.
    1938 days ago
  • NANT406
    Sorry to hear about your pain. Way to keep on sparking! Keep us posted on the bread. I love sourdough!

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  • PCOH051610
    Sorry to hear that you are still in so much pain but glad that you didn't give up
    1938 days ago
    ouch!!! I am so sorry you're having such pain and you finished your 5K! Way to go you (I think). lol.
    And you have your dough under your comforter in your bed? I hope the dogs don't go after it. You are one creative woman! Yes you are! but if the dough don't rise, one must improvise. Go you!

    Please take care of YOU!
    1938 days ago
    That is an interesting place for bread dough. Way to push through and reach your goal!
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