Over the past month or so, I’ve increased my walking to almost every day (and twice a day, most times) for four or five days a week. As a result of the sudden increase and duration in physical activity, my body—and in particular, my Achilles tendon—went, “Whut?! I’m not ready for this!” So now I have a very painful, stiff, and sore Achilles tendon on my left leg.
The last thing I need to happen is for it to rupture, so I gotta focus on making sure I don’t blow it out completely. I’m not going to stop walking, that’s for sure. It’s doing great things for my body. Who knew it would be a problem?! Didn’t count on this happening!
On the upside, I’ve lost weight (my son and his GF actually commented on my face being thinner when we Skyped the other day) and I was able to fit into another pair of jeans I hadn’t been able to wear for quite a while.
Guess you could say there’s a good side and a bad side to all of this. Then again, that’s life in a nutshell, isn’t it?
Needless to say, I’ll be doing stretches and exercises while I’m working at my desk so I can avoid a rupture.
Whether you are out there traveling the highways and byways of the land, or you are parked in an RV park and enjoying the stationary life, a big issue when living in an RV full time. In particular, an older RV like our own Lamia, the Traveling Tomb, is staying warm.
Sure, being the ghouls that we are, Bev and I prefer colder temperatures over hotter temperatures. Having said that, when I can’t feel my fingers or my toes, getting anything done is a challenge, to say the least.
Older RVs like ours aren’t the best insulated in the world. They were built with vacationing in mind, which is usually done in the warmer months, and only for short periods of time. Our RV was not designed to be a permanent residence, but that is how we use it. We need to make do and keep warm as best we…