Ocean Therapy

I had good intentions of going SUPing this morning but the wind picked up early and I just didn’t have my act together early enough today. But truthfully, I don’t think there is such a thing as a bad day at the beach. Reading, writing, enjoying the sunshine, people watching, will go swimming later today, and have my fingers crossed for spotting some whales.

What I learned – it’s not worth it. I went off the rails there while on vacation and came back in pain, humbled, and struggling. 3 weeks to start feeling okay again. Soooo not worth it.

I am also kind of wondering/remembering – I think I might have usually felt that way before. I used to keep a bottle of Tums by the bed and another in my purse for my upset stomach that happened pretty much every night. The migraines would take me out a couple of days each month, my lower back hurt so much that seeing a massage therapist was a regular thing, and my blood pressure would sometimes get so high I’d worry that I was going to have a stroke. It’s taken me three weeks to start to feel normal again. I think I just had a taste of the old normal and didn’t particularly care for it. I don’t want to do that again – I like feeling good more than I liked going off the rails.

Traveling this week. Two days on the Big Island and two days on Molokai. I’ll make it to Crossfit on Monday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Saturday morning – so 4 days this week. I may try to visit a box on Friday. Planning on doing traveling crossfit workouts when not able to go to box. I suspect it’s going to take me another 3 weeks or more to get back to where I was at before I left on vacation. It’s a process.

1st time back in the ocean after the accident was 15 months ago and it hurt so much and was such a complete failure that I didn’t try again until by birthday in February (10 months ago). Today, I decided it was too windy to be fun to SUP. This time last year, I was still in physical therapy. It’s a slow and steady process with some detours along the way. But I’m back on the path again now.

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