Weekly Statistics: Feeling the Changes
It has felt like a really odd week – almost as if it has been in slow motion …
Megarider Miles: 700.99 (a cost of 3.42p per mile – my lowest mile cost yet)
Photographs taken: 702 – oooh almost exactly one for every megarider mile travelled!
Steps taken: 84,480 (or 32 miles)
I have really noticed this week that the pain in my foot and my tight ligament/tendon in my right ankle have been less – still there and noticeable but not taking as long to recover each day. More importantly I have noticed that I have more strength when I try to step up, hence I was able to do those rock scrambles this week. I need to work on not favouring one leg over the other since at the moment pushing off my right leg hurts. I have also noticed that going uphill is easier and I am having much less out of breath time (need to up the effort a little then without upsetting my foot).
I have also noticed a very annoying escalation of messages from Twitter and Facebook, as well as Friends Reunited telling me I have many more friends than I realise … NO I DO NOT! I know exactly who my friends are and I can differentiate between friends and acquaintances in my contact list. In my life friendship is a commitment and that means that I am selective, especially when I am having a difficult enough time managing my own life. So Social Media sites you do not know better than me *pokes out tongue and deletes the annoying messages*
Toxic friend is away so no nonsense from that quarter which has been very refreshing. The only problem I have really encountered this week is causing other people worry … it was not my intention but I cannot lie (and do not wish to) just to avoid people doing what they naturally do! I don’t know if any of these ideas will help anyone – but they do sum up why I don’t waste time worrying about what I cannot change …
Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. ~ Swedish Proverb
That the birds of worry and care fly over you head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent. ~ Chinese Proverb
Some of your hurts you have cured,
And the sharpest you still have survived,
But what torments of grief you endured
From the evil which never arrived.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Things will undoubtedly happen in the coming week that I would rather avoid – that is life – it will be how I deal with those things I cannot stop or change that will determine whether I survive with my serenity intact or not … maybe I have already selected my Lucky Pebble; I just am not sure which one it is of the many …