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3000 Steps

It was a crisp day today, not too cold, so I went out for a walk. Managed my usual (on a good day!) 3000 steps and felt I could have done more! But oh boy, am I glad I didn't! I was home for less than an hour when my back went into spasm - and then I remembered I'd turned my (heavy) mattress today! I've got my back support on now and fingers crossed it'll be sorted by tomorrow! It does so annoy me! Reminds me why I started out by walking the bus route, which I think I'll go back to doing, bus pass in pocket, till I can trust my spine again! Tomorrow..... hopefully .........

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I'm glad you did your steps, it gives you such a good feeling doesn't it.

I'm sorry your back has gone into spasm but turning a mattress is a major thing, they are very heavy.

Stick to the bus route so that you have a way home

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Thanks Karen - I surely will!

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Oh Kay look after that back, flipping mattresses is hard work and it is so hard to proctect your muscles doing those sort of jobs. Can you put a heat pack on it or have a hot shower or bath to help relax it. Well done on your 3,000 steps in spite of it. Take care and rest up. Rfc x.

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Thanks Rfc - I've got a support with built-in heating which I have on now - I just can't get my head around the fact that there are some things I really shouldn't do anymore!! It's such a fine line between pushing yourself and doing too much. I'm told I'm just plain stubborn!?!

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Hehe join the club, about being stubborn. While in recovery I changed it to “things I can’t do just now”. You never know what you are going to end doing as you slowly build up and get stronger, I bet you never thought you’d talk about 3,000 steps the way you do now. 😀.

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Absolutely not, Rfc - 8 months ago I was looking at mobility scooters! And when I moved into my little house, at the same time, I had to go up the stairs on my hands and knees - now I practically bound up them! Joining this walking group really has changed my life (Maybe even saved my life)!

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Drat Kay. It's so hard when you're feeling good not to overdo it. I hope it resolves quickly, but the backup plan of walking the bus route makes good sense.

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Thanks runswithdogs - my body seems to be falling apart lately! The winter weather always affects my joints, but every year I'm surprised that I seize up! But to be honest, this winter has been kinder than usual. I'm sure it's because I'm fitter!

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You're doing great. .. hope you feel better today.

Moderation is key😀

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Thanks 13Valerie - you are right, moderation IS the key, but yesterday I forgot that!?!

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Oh hope your back is recovering... good that you managed those steps but best keep to the bus route so that you have a way home!

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Hi Clematisa1 - I'm much better today thanks! Won't tempt fate though, it'll be a short amble this afternoon!

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