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Feeling Old

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.

3 thoughts on “Feeling Old

  1. 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 đŸ˜‰

  2. 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. 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!!!!!!!!!

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