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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

testing, testing

Over the past several weeks I fell off the program. I was traveling and missed several days of exercises and then started missing days of glucosamine and ginger as well. Interestingly, the inflammation in my knee really kicked up and I have had some truly awful mornings. Waking up and putting my feet on the floor and standing up has been excruciating.

So on Monday I got back on track. Exercise and supplements both. And I am already starting to feel less pain.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Still not with it

I am on the road. I have been since June 10. Some of the time I have done everything in the program, other times I have not. I usually manage the 30-minute exercises at least three times a week and I always get to the supplements but I don't always get to the specific arthritis exercises. Today I did, after a gap of a week or so.

I managed a hike in Mount Charleston that took almost two hours, fairly steep, with no ill effects. I also hiked in Cedar Breaks, Utah, two miles that went up and down and was at a high altitude - over 10,000 feet above sea level. I noticed the change in elevation but it was also clear just how out of shape I am. Still! The only after-effects have been a bit more stiffness for the following couple of days.

It's a long process for me, this getting rid of the pain, but I feel the progress.