Knit me a round scarf
Okay. I was totally singing that to the tune of ‘Fly me to the moon’. Out loud. And I’m not even remotely embarrassed to admit it. So there. Ha!
My sister and I have been knitting since she got here and I’ve been loving it. I haven’t picked up my needles in years and I’ve been missing it. I was too afraid that it would hurt my arms so I just didn’t. Turns out, I was right to be afraid. But that might have had something to do with the fact that I slipped gently back into it by knitting for four hours straight. Doh!! Needless to say, my arms were in agony for days! Days! And of course the pain and stiffness radiated to my shoulders and back. Ugh.
Well, I’m finally starting to feel better from that and getting back to my usual level of pain. Which is, after all these years, manageable. (Which is sort of a sad thing to admit in some ways.) A long soak in a hot Epsom salt bath at the end of the day goes a long way! So far, the exercising is just adding to the pain but I’m hoping that eventually it will help alleviate it. Hoping against hope.
Am I the only one who has issues with overdoing things? Wanting to go from 0 to 100 in six seconds or less? **sigh** One of my goals this year is to get fit and in that vein, I’ve been exercising. A lot. Initially I was aiming for daily walks but that started to feel like too much pressure. I have a tendency of setting really high goals for myself and then being extremely disappointed with myself when I don’t meet them exactly as they were set. So I changed the goal to walking 4-6 days per week. That seems a lot more manageable. It takes in account possible days when I’m just too sore or too tired to add walking to the list and it also builds in a rest day. Which my marathon running dad tells me is important.
So. BOOM. Here we go.