I have been forced to sit most of the summer away and I am really worried about the boy exhaustion! I usually hike and bike my summer away, so this will be killer!
I am walking around with only one crutch now and have tried to be a bit more active for the last week. I am afraid though that hobbling around my house for a week isn’t going to be much help! Plus my brace is so hot and sweaty after a little bit of movement…
I am not able to hike on our yearly vacation this year because dumb me moved some very heavy furniture by myself and totally killed my back. I knew it was stupid when I was doing it, and yet I needed it to get done so... I'm totally paying for it, and praying it's better by the beginning of the school year!
I’m in my 40’s and the heaviest I’ve been non-pregnant. I’m also the most active (4-5 cardio classes plus 2 mile walk) I’ve been in 20 years. I’m putting up paper on my walls so I’m tilted backward a lot, measuring and trying to secure the higher pieces (I’m short). My neck hurts!!! Moving my boxes in didn’t injure my back but it didn’t feel good. I met my steps goal in my classroom by 3pm.
The dumbest was trying to sit cross-cross in my chair and I twisted my knee doing it.
Aside from all the Advil and muscle relaxers from setting up classrooms, I think the bigger story might be how many educators 30+ are now having to take blood pressure meds, antidepressants, and antacids. I don’t have the data to hand, but I would bet those numbers have exploded in recent years… which surely says something about the state of education and the conditions of the job…
to sabotage--I put 1-2 smallish items in the car each time with another mid-largish package. Everytime we go towards school, I suggest WE stop by with these convenietly packaged items off. If I keep it up, all my heavy lifting will be done by the time school starts.
One of the best things I did was buy a small ladder for my classroom. I shudder thinking how many times I climbed on furniture (desks, tables, bookshelves) to reach things or put up things. The ladder folds up and is stored discreetly. It’s also light. I’m buying things to make my life safer or easier in the classroom because I’m worth it. PM me if you want to know the one I bought.