I'm operating at about 95% energy and feeling good this weekend. I'm going to consider myself at 100% when I can have a KIND bar before a long run; but since bread is still tough, I'm going to wait on that. On Thursday I was cleared to slowly resume normal activity and eating as able. On Friday morning I completed and survived a 20 minute walk, so yesterday I threw myself into activity with abandon. Sorta. I was doing a run with a friend and a few steps in I thought, "oh no. This is going to be rough." It took me a while to get going, but I was able to run 3 miles and walk 2 in the morning, then in the afternoon walked a little over 3 miles with a friend. This morning I felt like I was hit by a train when I woke up and was sad to realize it was probably because of all the moving.
I did get up with an alarm this morning because I was eager to finish the book I started last night-The Princess and the Goblin by George McDonald. I was given another of his books before surgery last week and read it while recovering. I started The Princess and the Goblin around 9something last night, read till I fell asleep, and then quickly reached for it after telling my body to get over the soreness this morning. Granted these are children's fairy tales so they don't take too long to read, there are SO many hidden gems within it (like C.S. Lewis with The Chronicles of Narnia).
Two (of many) favorite quotes:
"And the loftiest hope is the surest of being fulfilled."
"Only when the nurse spoke to her, she answered her, for a real princess is never rude--even when she does well to be offended."
Also on the docket for me has been Duck Dynasty. I bought the first season off Amazon ($10-woah!) before surgery and I cracked up to it many evenings last week. I laughed so hard at it one night that I made myself sick (honestly though, that didn't take a lot of effort to accomplish).
And finally, apples. I usually eat 2-3 (large) apples a day (2 for lunch, 1 for snack), so they were definitely (other than kale) the thing I was missing most last week. On Friday morning I tried one and it was way to hard, so at Trader Joe's yesterday I saw little apples, and tried one without hurt!
And then I ate 6 more.