This was a pretty average day, on the surface, but with bits of newness within the routine. Hence the title, which in this case has nothing to do with weddings.
Something Old: Michael made a breakfast smoothie and left me some in the blender.
Something New: It was extra awesome this morning. Lots of yogurt and blueberries and who knows what else. Yum.
Something Old: I walked across the kitchen.
Something New: I pivoted on my right foot and my leg neither snapped off nor felt like it would. Now this, THIS, is progress.
Something Old: Another PT appointment.
Something New: Got to try the elliptical machine for the first time! No hip, pelvis, or knee pain, but my lungs reminded me that we haven’t done this in quite a while. But it felt so natural; can’t wait to try some more at the gym tomorrow. We also increased my dumbbell weights on my clock steps (proto-lunges), calf raises, and a few more exercises. Last but not least, I got to try leg presses on the Cybex machine, which went fine. Before long I’ll be able to do a regular lower-body strength workout at the gym!
Something Old: Remembered to take my water bottle and a snack to PT.
Something New: Forgot the camera, so no pics this week.
Something Old: Went swimming at the Y on the way back from PT.
Something New: Swam 7 whole laps straight. I’ve been increasing my longest swim set by 1 lap each time I go to the pool, and this time I did a set of 6 laps and the set of 7 laps, with a bunch of kicking (with a kickboard) and pulling (with a leg buoy) in between. Felt fan-tas-tic.
Something Old: The ritual of Foot On Brake – Start Ignition – Lights On – Seatbelt On – Car In Gear – Look Around.
Something New: I got to DO it!!!!! I drove home from Canandaigua this evening, and it was totally easy. Like falling off a log. I feel like I could perform the above ritual in my sleep…probably because I do most mornings. 🙂 (Kidding, Mom & Dad! I usually have either one eye open or both eyes cracked.)
Something Old: Leftover chili & tomatillo crema.
Something New: Pan-fried tofu & watermelon alongside the above items, making dinner appear in 15 minutes flat.
Something Old: Blogging while listening to Michael practice guitar.
Something New: Resisting the urge to end with something sentimental! Because each day really does hold new stuff if you look for it. Drat. Resistance was futile…