Finding Balance

Is life conspiring against us?

It sure feels like it sometimes.

So, one of my fitness goals, while strengthening is to improve my balance. This is probably one of the biggest losses for me after I got sick. Yes, I’d like to walk 2 miles in 25 minutes or less again, but really I’d like to stand on one foot without being in danger of falling on my face.

There is quite a bit of snow, and even more ice here in northeastern Oregon, right now. I totally fell on my ass last night when coming home. Luckily, I was on a gentle slope coming down to my apartment, so when my feet slid out from under me, I landed on my /well/ instead of my face. While I didn’t injure the wrist on the hand that I always catch myself with, I did jar it and that whole side of my body, which I am feeling a little bit today. Could be a lot worse.

However, I am the same girl who could rock a balance beam, and climb over just about anything. I know I am getting older, and have been classified as disabled since my early 20s. I don’t want to feel disabled too. I can accept that I have bad pain days and certain limitations, but I want to be as active and independent as I can. (Part of me hates the nurse practitioner that got me in this situation.) 

So, balance… in more ways than one.

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