Friday, December 14, 2012

Fun Facts Friday - Lessons Learned From Being Home

I almost went another route with Fun Facts Friday, but since I've been working from home and put on exercise sabaticle, I thought I'd share some random things I've learned since discovering I have this blood clot.

Though, I did finally get to go for a walk yesterday - 1.5 miles. I am so glad we have mild weather. It was sunny, about 54 degrees. Definitely cooler for walking vs running, but I was happy to be moving at least.

So, here are some things I've learned from being idle, from working at home, and being able to do no more than go for a walk.

  • I have more patience than I ever realized
  • I have never been more thankful to be able to work than I am now - I can't imagine not having work to do and being stuck home
  • Walking takes way longer than I expected 
  • I love waking up, brushing teeth, putting in contacts and simply walking downstairs to start work
  • I actually felt more vulnerable walking vs running
  • People tend to look at you a little funnier when you're walking in the road vs. running in the road
  • Sidewalks aren't nearly as dangerous when you're walking
  • You don't warm up quite the same walking as with running
  • Walking is not calming to me like running is
  • Fresh air and sunshine should never be taken for granted
  • I miss lifting weights
  • I am someone who does really well working from home
  • I do have to remind myself to change my yoga pants/tops/and warm fuzzy socks
  • Heath snores more than I realized and Maddie likes to bark randomly most likely to scare the crap out of me and wake up the snoring Heath
  • I think it's good to get fixed up or you feel like you're sick, off work, or just being lazy
  • I have no idea how people willingly choose to be idle - I understand if you can't, but if you are capable of moving....why sit? 

  • Daytime tv kind of sucks - even my beloved Food Network and HGTV channels are old old old
  • Watching too much Food Network makes you do crazy things like make cupcakes from scratch even if you don't eat them
What are some lessons you've learned from a prolonged illness, being idle, working from home, or starting over with exercise?