Mrs Athlete's Musings
My Fitness Corner column, health is everything, Skeeter enthusiasm, and when oversized Adirondack chairs bring joy and spontaneity
Did you know I write a monthly fitness column?
My latest Fitness Corner column was published last week. This month, I encourage you to strive to be an average person doing average exercise. Due to recent injuries, I now have greater appreciation for that myself. I hope you enjoy it!
If you have your health you have everything
My late husband Dan and I talked about this quite a lot as years of cancer and the corresponding treatments took their relentless toll on his physical body. It’s easy to forget how spectacular good health is when you are healthy because it’s just . . . there.
I was reminded of this again this week, not because my ankle sprain and I are still coexisting and I continue to limp, not because my occupational wrist therapy is quite painful and my wrist will be compromised for a long time to come, but because I came down with some sort of gut problem (stomach bug?) when we traveled last week. Wow, when your tummy is feeling awry, it messes up all else! I could barely think straight. I feel like I will never take my stomach and appetite for granted ever again. I’m still not fully recovered but speaking of travel . . .
Red River, New Mexico
I can’t resist climbing into an oversized Adirondack chair! For all of the photos I snap with my phone, I don’t end up with many of myself, so I’m loving this one, and the rest of the pics my Epic Husband took as I endeavored to extricate myself with my broken wrist. The impromptu series captures so well my spontaneity and joy in the moment despite the struggle being real (coincidentally on the one day I felt good.)
More on mosquitoes (or should I say, the Skeeter)
Based on the enthusiastic response, Mrs Athlete readers seemed very excited about the Skeeter Patio Egg that I mentioned last week:
In addition to being incredibly effective, I think it’s quite attractive, as pictured here on our patio table. Bonus: it comes with a cute macrame holder as well. If you decide you can’t live without one, I’d love to know if it works for you too!
Next week & beyond:
I am compelled to share with you my recent experience encountering 5 aspects of grief in 24 hours. It was a powerful reminder of how far I have come down my own grief path, and that it is indeed possible to move away from that terrible epicenter that seems unsurvivable.
Plus, I was a guest on a podcast! My first time ever being invited onto a podcast (and this was a fun one with some super cool ladies.) Talking about . . . what else . . . grief and loss. But we also discussed life’s second chances, and how I met my Epic Eric Husband when I was certain I would never know true love again. If my own experience can help anyone weather their own, I am honored. More on that to come.
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