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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I love my exercise, but right now I have a real hard time to stick to any schedule:
1. I am overstressed at work, so I am so tired, i don't work out as much as I would in the mornings. BUt at the same time I don't manage to get out of bed in good time to exercise in the morning
2. I am suffering from RA, currently I am in a flare-up which has several side effects:
- I am very fatiegued
- I can't run the way I would want to and do not have enough time for walks long enough to burn the same amount of calories
3. It is rainy season in Kenya and this year the rains are HEAVY. Anyone who has been in Africa during the rains knows what I am talking about:
- torrential rains
- flooding
- burst sewers, or overflowing sewers
- traffic chaos - the usual eratic driving becomes worse when it rains
- no side walks (well we don't have them in most areas, and now with the rains often the trampled footpaths in the sides of the roads are impassable, so you are on the road with the cars, water puddles and floods from overflown drains, sewers etc.

and in addition to that in my neighbourhood they have been replacing the main water pipes for the last few months, so there are ditches, heaps of dirt & chaos everywhere, which with the rain spreads even more on the roads.

Right now I am havign a real tought time even getting in my usual lunch time walks, since I have been workign through most of my lunch breaks or it has been pouring during lunch break.

I really would need the exercise right now to be able to destress, but it is DIFFICULT
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    Thanks for all your sweet comments.

    Can't really work out much at home, do stretches and such, but walk etc is cumbersome, since my house is TINY! am planning to create more space in sitting room by getting smaller custom made furniture, but no chance yet.
    I moved from a much bigger appartment into the current one without being able to afford any other furniture.

    Today there is sunshine at lunch time so I will get in a walk to the shopping mall. Haven't been able to carry lunch today.
    2831 days ago
    Between the RA and the rains it sounds like you have some tough, tough challenges down your way! Hang in there, keep pushing as you can...and kudos to the pound! You must be doing something right! :-)

    2831 days ago
  • IONA72
    Check out some yoga moves on Google, it may help with the stress when you get home from work. When does the rainy season end? emoticon
    2832 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    Hang in there, Girl! Hey, you ought to journal out all the great races you've done on the continent. That might distract you. Hope your flare up flares out fast.
    2832 days ago
    2832 days ago
    I hope you manage to get something in soon. Have you tried any of the walk at home videos? That may work when you can't get outside.
    2832 days ago
    I am sorry to hear that! I feel you, Sister!
    Can you cross train?
    2832 days ago
    Good Luck!
    2833 days ago
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