Mondays always get to me and I think it has to do with the whole getting back into the grove after the weekend.
I have been working hard at physical therapy and it shows by the sheer exhaustion and sweat once I am done. Saturday morning I thought of my PT when I hobbled around, tired from the previous day’s workout.
Today was no different, I am learning to push myself more and trust that my leg will keep up with the rest of me. I was totally clueless when I was put in the boot by how much my body overcompensated for the injury. Things that most people don’t think about, like going up and down stairs, is something that makes me stop and think about now.
My injury wasn’t that big of a deal compared to others in PT but having managed to make it through my childhood with a few stitches and jammed fingers, it became a big deal. Even my two surgeries I have been through don’t compare to the relearning that I have been doing. It is kind of frustrating actually.
And the best part is, I am a klutz, so me walking without running into something is cause for celebration! My next big test will be the work event this Thursday. It is a very physical 24 hours for me and I am going to have to accommodate some. I know I can’t carry around a ton of heavy stuff nor can I go running through the venue even with flats on. I will have to remind myself that just because I feel much better doesn’t mean that I am 100%.
As for what I am doing while not working or having nightmares about the event . . .well, I am into Year Four of the Harry Potter books. I decided to challenge myself to reread them all before the next to last move comes out. So far, I am kind of on track. I am hoping that once the party is done, I can sit back and focus on getting through this one and the final three.
I never said my life was super exciting but reading is one of those wonderful things I enjoy. And then I will be all set to watch the movie.
Here is to Monday, you are almost gone from my life for a week, so glad to see you go by quickly.