Toll on My Body

This process of getting healthy in some ways wears on my body.  I am dealing with aches and pains that I did not know would be part of the deal.

The first week Sherman and I worked out hard.  We went at it four nights that first week.  I ran last Tuesday and developed Shin splints.  Then on top of that I am popping Advil to keep me able to do most of our workouts.   This toll has its benefits.

My heart is stronger.  My blood pressure is lower.  I am losing weight.

But I am concerned because I don’t want to injure my body.  The long term effects outweigh the short term.  I just want to make sure that what I am doing allows me to do it for a long time.  This race is not just for today.

How do I do this for the long haul?  I don’t know.  I just know that my mind wants my body to do things it might not be able to do.  That’s OK for today but not for tomorrow.  I will only tolerate it for so long.

I have got to work hard.  That’s the way it is.

 

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