I did limber up by the time we started out on our walk today. But I remember, years ago, when I would have followed a six-mile walk with an ice cream cone and a dip in the pool - rather than just the ice cream cone. And my feet might have hurt, but my piriformis wouldn't have bothered me. So I do the stretches recommended by my chiropractor and my massage therapist and hope for the best.
I have goals for my post-work years. One of them is to help build houses for Habitat for Humanity, one in my community first, and then in others. To do that, though, I've got to be strong and fit. I'm so-so in both categories. So I walk. But then I feel it! Makes me wonder whether I ought to be applying to work in the Habitat for Humanity office instead.
I'm working on my online ESL class now, and that involves sitting at my computer, which is more comfortable. However, comfort leads to complacency, which leads to inactivity, which leads to out-of-shapeness, not conducive to a Habitat builder.
I know that exercise and strength training are first steps for my Habitat goal. Like taking the online class is the first step for my goal of teaching English as a second language.
Whoever said it would be easy?