I’m pleased to report that things have gone well since returning to work yesterday. I have to get used to waking up early again (*yawn*) and it takes me forever to get ready (staying in my jammies all day was easier!), but I can’t complain too much. I’ve had lots of help with transportation and everyone at work has been extra patient and accommodating. I kind of miss my lazy days, but it’s good to be out of the house and back into a routine.
Even better news is that I’ve been able to exercise! It feels so good to be active again. It’s not running, but I’ll take it. Yesterday I walked for about 45 minutes on my Mom’s treadmill with incline and speed intervals to keep it interesting. It was actually a great workout! Today I hit the gym after work for a 30 minute hill program on the bike followed by a gruelling 10 minutes on this beast: the Stairmaster Stepmill.
It’s basically a revolving staircase and it kicked my butt!
After that, I walked another 20 minutes home.
AND IT FELT GREAT. The best news is that none of this has aggravated my shoulder in the least. I’m hoping to walk, bike and/or climb every day to keep myself as fit as possible. I can’t even explain how good it has been for my mentality to be active again. The sedentary lifestyle does not work for me.
My mobility has also continued to improve in the last few days. I think I can see the light at the end of this tunnel…