Injury Flare Up
I’ve posted many times here about my dodgy knees. They are a mess, due to many years of jumping up and down on concrete floors, when I was an aerobics instructor. In those days aerobics instructors were not qualified, as there was no qualification course at that time. Aerobics classes were very new on the fitness scene at the time. Classes We’re high impact and fast and, in the early days, were done in bare feet. I shudder to think of it now!
Immediately a qualification course became available, I went along and became accredited as a group fitness and gym instructor. Immediately, it was compulsory to wear shoes in gym classes. But the changes were too late to save these knees!
Because of this current flare up, my exercise has been restricted. I’ve been under the instruction of a sports physio for my rehab, and for the first couple of weeks, only able to do upper body in the gym. No walking, hiking, cycling or swimming.
Now, almost eights weeks in, I’ve graduated to the spin bike, but for no more than half an hour, with no resistance for a few days, and a gradual increase in time and resistance after that. Happy days! I’ve also started walking in the pool, and am looking forward to being able to swim, when the muscles around my knee become a bit stronger.
All of the above is not meant to be a whinge, but background as to why I’m not able to walk at the moment.
Usually, I would walk long distances, at least four times each week. I really really do miss it, for many reasons. I miss being able to keep fit, and I miss that feeling of well being after a long walk.
I’ve only recently realised that I also miss having big chunks of blog planning time. At the end of a long walk, I would have many entries and bullet points for future blog topics and titles, on my phone.
I also miss the inspiration that I get from clearing my head and being open to whatever thoughts pop in there,
There is no other time in my day,when I’m a complete clearing for random thoughts. Before this injury, at the end of every walk, I would be amazed at the thoughts I’d had, for future blog posts. Sometimes content would pop into my head and sometimes just a thought for a future post, would occur to me out of nowhere.
That is what is most annoying to me about the injury. I understand the rehab process and what I can and can’t do. But my process of thinking of a topic for a a blog post, while injured, has by necessity become much more structured.
While writing this post, I’m spinning the wheels on the spin bike and dreaming of getting permission to put the walking shoes or hiking boots back on, and being able to get out into the fresh air, putting one foot after the other. I am positive when that happens, my organic style of blog planning will begin again.
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