Day 15 & 16 – Have you ever been involved in something, going full speed ahead, when you just knew it was time to slow down and pull back a little? That’s a really hard idea for me. Usually, I run wide open until I crash. Maybe I didn’t do it this time because I’m older and wiser–older, anyway.

All the stretching and pulling and lifting and stepping and crunching and running and, and. . . .it started to put some undue pressure on my low back and I started to experience some sciatic pain, not much, just a little.

So, I moved the gym into the home, at least for a couple of days. I have all the tools at home to do careful stretching to ease the pressure on my back. I also have a really good chiropractor who helps keep everything in line. A visit to him and some stretching seem to have alleviated what would certainly have become pain that would have sidelined me.

Two days of gym rehab seemed better than two weeks off. Wisdom or common sense? A little bit of both, I guess, plus a lot of years of doing this trying to take care of myself. Taking care of myself. . .a good idea.

Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm  46:10 [ESV]

Published by tsideqah

Retired pastor, husband for 48 years, granddad to 4 amazing kids

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