I grew up in the Ocean State (that’s RI for all you non-New Englanders) with more beach days than I could ever dream of now. And when I wasn’t by the beach, I was by the pool. I wish I could say I used enough sunscreen back then, but especially as I grew into my teen years, tan was “in.” With my olive skin tone, it was easy to skip the sunscreen and not worry about burning. Unfortunately, I’m paying the price now with visible sun damage and I hate myself for it. Ugh.
Needless to say, sunscreen has become a top priority for me, especially since I moved to Colorado 15 years ago where, at one mile above sea level and over 300 days a year of sunshine, it’s lather up or burn. Suddenly, it didn’t matter what my skin tone was. Continue reading
I knew it would be tough, but this recovery thing is a looooong road! I am often frustrated that I can’t do as much as I used to, even simple things like walking the dogs any great distance or trekking to a lunch meeting across downtown.
Seriously folks, I am a girl who does not often slow down, so this is an ongoing lesson in patience. And frankly, I wish to hell it was over. But though I am sore by the time I crawl into bed at night, I remind myself that I’m slowly able to walk a bit further every week.
With that in mind, I’m trying to start every day on a positive note. The focus of my PT these days is strength and stretching, which makes me very happy, and the sun salutation accomplishes both of these goals. It is my favorite way to start the day, and never more so than now. Continue reading
I gotta be honest, these crutches are limiting and tiresome, but I do as much as I can. In fact, I have mastered the art of washing dishes, doing laundry, and even cleaning the bathroom on one leg.
You see, I have a hard time sitting still.
So, as much as I love spending eight hours a day in the Legasus, a.k.a. CPM machine, I need something more. When SoulDaddy and K-Bear went for a hike last Saturday morning, I did next best thing I could: yard-sale’ing! Continue reading