January 10, 2011

Easy going

An hour in the pool today. 45 minutes of water aerobics, and 15 minutes of water jogging before my knee informed me it was not happy with that activity today. Actually, it had been complaining here and there throughout, but I finally decided enough was enough and got out of the pool. I am not going to push it too far, since that is what got me into this mess in the first place.

I did not do any damage to the knee. I know this because of how stairs felt at my parent's. I was up and down several times, carrying sawhorses and pieces of baseboard, with only minor discomfort. We sanded the baseboards and bannister with medium and fine weight sandpaper, then took them downstairs for pre-stain and stain. Wednesday will be another coat of stain, taping the existing woodwork, going over it with steel wool and staining that. Friday another coat of stain on the baseboards, and Monday the bathroom will be finished! I'll post pictures.

I planned to go for a 2 mile walk today, but even though my knee was ok throughout the construction, it was not happy after sitting on the car on the way home. I decided today is a stretch day. I've already spent some time trying to work out my hips and hamstrings, and will spend more on breaks from finishing my paper. I may still go for that walk tonight, but not if the knee still feels quirky.

This moderation thing is hard!

1 comment:

misszippy said...

Moderation is hard for sure! But you're being smart and that will get you back where you want to be. Good job.