02C61: Stresses and Frustrations

Monday Leftover Soup

Metro Manila Community Quarantine - Day 1101

This is going to be a pretty busy week on all fronts. We have a number of things happening at work, as is often the case. Then we have a full weekend of gaming and an O Bar event night. And then I'll be flying to Singapore on Sunday for a work trip. Put all that together and this week is going to feel very quick indeed.

But for now, I still need to get through the work week. Then I need to organize my schedule so that I get work things done while settling things here at the Sietch as well. I'll have a few errands to squeeze into the week including a pre-flight medicine run, a (mainly) self-administered haircut, and eventually the actual packing for the trip itself. It kind of hurts my head to think about everything that needs to get done all at once, but it'll pass in time. Things need to get done, and I'll get them done.

A little frustrated with my body again. I'm heavier than I'd like to be and the soreness in my lower back made me more careful about my exercise choices today. When I get worried about aggravating injury, I retreat to much gentler yoga flows instead of the other stuff I prefer to do. And I feel like I've steadily lost ground and moved away from my weights work, resistance band activities, and even more strenuous bodyweight stuff. The only thing I haven't fully given up is yoga, and even there I'm not pushing myself as much as I used to.

I recognize that a big factor in all this apart from my weight is probably my age. I'm not as young as I used to be and I'm more prone to strain and injury. And my recovery time is also longer than it used to be, and this only adds to my frustrations. So I'm eager to push again like a horse chomping at the bit. And then I'm just as likely to injure myself again.

It's all very, very frustrating. 

But I'm not going to give up on my fitness efforts. My health is even more important than before and setbacks like this all just reinforce my need to continue to devote time and effort into all this. 

And I'll start by trying to jog again tomorrow, no matter how slowly.