As I mentioned last time, exercise is my hobby this week. It’s what I’m doing every evening this week, getting my body back in the swing of things. Last night I went for a run, 4 miles, which is longer than I’ve run in months. And when I say run, I mean more of what you might consider to be slow jogging. My friend Denise calls this “slogging.” Works for me, I’ve always taken the view that the fact that I’m doing it is all that matters – I may not be fast, I may not be picturesque, but I’m doing it. That’s all it takes, you get points for trying in this game.
I’ve had two mornings now without pain. The keys seem to be 1. no alcohol, 2. vigorous exercise, and 3. sleep on my back (instead of on my side, which is how I’ve been sleeping for years). My current theory is that sleeping on my left side, as I have been, has been causing strain on my left shoulder and neck, and I know that the neck pain I’ve been having has been triggering a lot of my migraines. So I’m hoping that this new sleeping position might help at least cut down on the migraines triggered by that. Of course, I only have two days of data so far, but I’m quietly optimistic that this can help.
In other news, I’m in early talks to write some articles for a fitness web site that will be launching soon. They’ve assured me I can cross-post so that shouldn’t mean a drop in posts here, but we’ll see how it goes.
This morning’s weigh-in: 192.5