029A8: Progress

Chrisha's Kitchen - Choco Walnut Cookies

Metro Manila Community Quarantine - Day 412

My back is starting to get better. There's still pain but at least getting in and out of bed no longer takes Herculean effort. I was honestly worried that it was going to remain very bad for longer, but we'll see. At the very least, no workouts until Monday. It'll probably be safer to wait longer, but maybe I can reintroduce jogging on Monday then wait another week before I get back to my more rigorous circuit training.

It's hard to pinpoint what may have caused it given my routine has largely been the same over the past year. I've been cycling through more or less the same exercises in the Nike Training Club app over and over again, so it's not like I did anything drastically different. It could have just been one of the twist flows in one of my yoga routines or the weird position I maintained while soaking my feet. It's a weird time. 

I just hope that I get better sooner rather than later. 

Our FGTC friends sent Tobie quite an interesting birthday care package. But because they also factored me in, this meant a lot of keto-friendly, sugar-free desserts including the cookies above and macadamia sans rival cake. It was quite a pleasant surprise from a very special group of friends. 

Work was crazy busy, but I'm kind of glad that it was. It means that my brain was too busy getting work things done to be sad. The feelings are still there, of course. Grief takes time to be fully processed and the sadness of loss never quite goes away. But for now we keep moving forward as best we can.