Last week, we actually had a cool morning, so I went outside and walked after I had had my caffeine and wake up time. I walked for about thirty minutes, as that’s all my “I still have PF” heel can handle on the cement!
After I came in and had my breakfast, I did a few morning things around the house and checked online and then I went out to do a day of errands-many of which were walking type things. I did a deep dive in the dollar store, and then I walked end to end and back and forth in a large craft/hobby store which shall not be named because with me it could have been any of the above. And then my legs (mainly my right leg), pretty much said blankety blank you. We’re done. That’s our limit.
And so I went home, the day’s plans upended. Mind you, I didn’t spend the rest of the day sitting. I did normal things around the house in between putting my feet up. I even went to the pool in the afternoon with some gal pals, although it was relaxing pool time, not exercise pool time.
Unfortunately, this was not a one time event. I am getting healthier, and stronger in many areas. But the leg is getting weaker. In terms of standing and in terms of the kind of walk awhile and then stand in one place for a while movement that shopping in stores and doing errands generally require, I am getting weaker and losing my stamina.
This is not fun as such, and does not make me happy, although I accept it as a side effect of aging and my chronic disease. It’s not the inability to do errands as such that bothers me, but rather the ability to go when I want where I want to do what I want. And do that until I am done.
It also does not cause me happiness because I recognize that this is just a symptom of a lot of things I cannot control. Some things simply due to age, and some due to my personal health and body clock/energy issues.
But I’m not about to stop doing what I do, going where I go, seeing who I see or any of the other things in my life. I may do less each day, take longer breaks in between, and even rely on outside resources. But stop? No way.
Tomorrow I’m going to Hobby Lobby (I will at some point explain why that is) and then to the thrift store next store. After that, only my body and daily energy level know, lol.