Friday, July 6, 2012
Check, Not Checkmate
"I have to exercise to get stronger, but I did exercise, and now I'm weaker!"
My mind naturally searches for analogies to better understand the world. Eventually I shortened my lament to, "My body has me in checkmate!"
Now, I realize it's not true. I'm not in checkmate, but I am in check. There is urgency. I have to move, and not just any move, the right move. But there are exercises for healthy knees and other ways to strengthen my body without injuring it. I need to get back on the bike and slow back down to walking. And the more weight I lose, the less pressure on my joints. I'm in check, not checkmate.
Posted by Alan at 8:43 AM