Friday, August 26, 2011

This Friday's word is Older

Friday's five...is five minutes of writing...no editing...

This week's word is Older.

Ready...Set....Go!

Before cancer, I never really thought of getting older.  After all, I was only 40.  Getting older, is after all, for old people.  It's amazing how perspective changes.  Now, for me getting older, even one day older is a gift.  A very, very precious gift. 

I do think it is sad that our society focuses so much on youth, that we miss the blessing of the older generation.  Since most of my nursing career I have worked with an older population, I have great respect for their wisdom and knowledge.

Today I was at a conference and one of the physicians who was speaking stated that many of us think our bodies don't move as well because we are older, in truth it is because we are less physical active than when we were younger.  Lesson learned--MOVE IT or LOSE IT!!  (Hmmm....good thing I purchased some new running shoes and inserts last night--I have been struggling with a bad case of planter fascities...so going to see if this remedy will help.  I have the greatest desire to start running...)

Five minutes up...

Have a great weekend getting older!!

4 comments:

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I have found I have more energy when I exercise. I need to start doing it again.

stringsattachedministries said...

Good luck with the running!

Vicky said...

Amen sista! And walk even if you can't run! I was up to 4 miles right before surgery and am anxious to get out again soon and see what I can do! Hope you have a great week end too!

Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

I recommend lots of stretching for the planters fas. You want to stretch the heal. You can do this by standing on the stairs and letting one foot drop down, or do the wall stretch - lean against the walls with your hands and stretch your leg back, pressing the heal down.
Yes, use it or lose it. I'm still going to group power, but need to get back into walking and biking.