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Saturday, March 1, 2014

The little victories...

May as well be the unending stairs from
Super Mario 64.
... Are what make the world go 'round.  I think plenty of you can relate to this sight: and there are days when you are as intimidated by it as I am.  After a flare, an injury, or just a plain shitty day this is easily the last thing I want to frickin' see when I get home, but until I can afford a personal elevator, or an Acorn chair lift for my apartment complex, I have to deal with it to get to the meds and the bed.  But, it isn't necessarily a bad thing.  I had a rheumatologist tell me that he would like me to live on a second floor for as long as possible because at the least I knew I would get exercise that way.  In other words, even if I feel like hell and can't work out- my joints still get some range of motion practice just getting home from work.  It isn't much, but every little bit helps.
What little bits do you add to your day to keep you in shape?  Do you park farther away, or get off the bus one stop early?

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