Bad Knees

I can’t even overstate how glad I am that it’s the weekend. This past week has been a real rollercoaster for me and I’m ready to get off for a bit. I’m still feeling sensitive about stuff but at least I’m not crying, right? Tomorrow I want to walk around town and see if I can find some scented candles to take home with me. It would be cool if we swung by the flower shop and bought some little succulents but that’s not a huge priority for me right now.

Today’s my mom’s birthday and I really miss her. A couple of years ago I surprised her by taking her out for afternoon tea for her birthday. I wish I could’ve done something like that for her this year, but it’s tough to coordinate those kinds of things when there’s an ocean in the way. I hope she’s having a good Friday in Tennessee, though!

I had a really chill but intense workout at the gym today. I hadn’t realized how long it’s been since I did cardio on the treadmill but I think it’s been at least a few months since the last time I went on one. Since my knees are so bad I have to be mindful of how I use them, especially when it comes to running or jogging, so usually I just stick to the elliptical or walking briskly on the treadmill. It took me fifteen minutes to complete a mile which isn’t too bad considering how long it’s been. After that I spent some time chatting to one of the personal trainers and lamenting about my poor knee health. I think I’m going to start incorporating the leg press machine back into my workouts in an attempt to strengthen the muscles around my knees. The trainer I was talking to recommended it, plus it’s one of the easier machines to use.

I’m pretty tired although I do feel like I could stay up a little later. I’ll probably wind down soon, though. Anyway, that’s it for today. See you tomorrow!

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