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My bookshelves were full of all the games I've purchased recently. The games had spilled over onto the floor, stashed in canvas bags so I could easily grab them to take to a friend's place or a game night.

A friend of mine had a couple of bookcases she had to give away. They were the same style as the Billy bookcases I already had. I took action.

- I removed all the wall decorations from the area around my existing bookcases, including a bicycle and large wooden signs left from my time at the Ren Faire.

- I removed all the books, games, and DVDs from the shelves of the bookcases I had.

- I moved my bookcases, discarding some old wine crates I had been using.

- I visited my friend's place, took her bookcases apart, and put them in my car.

- That evening, I carried those new bookcases in sections from my car to my apartment, and reassembled them.

- I moved all the books, games, and DVDs into their new locations.

- I rehung all the wall decorations, heavy signs, and the bicycle.

It was basic household maintenance. Why do I even blog about it?

Because it was the largest single stretch of physical activity I've done since I became ill last year.

I feel like I've crossed a threshold. I no longer feel obliged to say, "I may not be able to this because I'm sick." I'm as physically fit as I've been in the past decade, perhaps even more so.

I still have to be careful. I've only just recovered from a foot injury due to walking too briskly. It took five months to heal. During that time I could not engage in my favorite exercise, walking. But that need for foot care is not new; it's the same as it was before my illness.

I think I'm ready for a new adventure.


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Aug. 29th, 2013 03:25 pm (UTC)
Perhaps we can engage in some if that wild walking you're talking about when you visit Saturday. But really.... your FAVORITE form of exercise? ;)
Aug. 29th, 2013 04:39 pm (UTC)
I'm still taking "baby steps" with the walking, so I have to limit myself to 15 minutes or so.

You seem to refer to some form of exercise. *Looks at you blankly.* I don't understand. Perhaps you could get someone to show me what this is. Just as long as it doesn't put too much stress on the soles of my feet.
Aug. 30th, 2013 11:17 pm (UTC)
Yay! Good job!
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