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Feeling Old November 19, 2008 8:38 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Exercise, Health
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Feeling old is when taking three steps across the kitchen to the coffee maker causes you to wince. For the past couple of days, I have had excruciating pain in my lower back. The pain is concentrated in my lower left back just above my buttocks but I also feel it in my left shoulder blade. I thought it was related to sleeping on that horrid air mattress at Frozen Head since I could not find my RidgeRest. I thought my back would improve but it seems to be worsening. I don’t exercise. I don’t stretch. All I do is sit all day long typing. The dogs and Evan make it difficult to stretch but I think that I must return to 20 minutes in the evening and 20 minutes in the morning. I never felt better than I did when I was stretching in the morning and evening.

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1. Barry - November 19, 2008

Nothing stopping you. Stretch. Take 20 minutes. Take 30. Take walks around the neighborhood, or Lakeshore Park. Put Evan in a stroller and cruise (ok, it’s kinda cold to do that now for long, but still.) That 30 minutes – 1 hour each day you’re away from coding will help you out in the long run in lost productivity while you would have been moaning and groaning and wincing in pain 😉

2. Doug McCaughan - November 19, 2008

Well.. The dogs are stopping me. Lying down on the floor turns me into a dog lollypop but yes..that’s just an excuse. Tomorrow morning starts with 20 minutes of stretching!

3. MOM - November 20, 2008

Hey, I have a Nordic Track just lurking in my basement which could help you. That stretching book is a very good book to rely upon. Hope you are feeling better. See you soon!!!!!!!!!