It’s been about two weeks now since I had the misfortune of throwing myself onto the ground from my racey red e-bike. It is certainly not something I ever wish to do again! I have given myself some time for the bruising to heal and so have not gone to the gym, gone to Aquarobics or ridden my bike.
However, all that has changed now and I am getting back into life. I missed having these activities in my life and so am happier now that I am going back to them. I started with Aquarobics last Wednesday. Then, I had my new programme at the gym on Thursday and back on the bike today.
We had a family gathering last night (Saturday) and my twin nieces Phillipa and Rachael – who live in Sydney, Australia – came to our home with their Mum. We haven’t seen them for about three years because of COVID. My daughter, her husband and my three beautiful grand-daughters came too. It was a lovely family get together and well overdue. We took several photos to mark the occasion and the evening was full of love and laughter and of sharing memories.
It was nice to see them after what feels like such a long time. Both of them asked me how my Parkinson’s is going. I was pleased to be able to tell them, that I am doing really well. I do feel well now, now that I have recovered from my bike accident and am getting back into exercise. My sense of well-being is certainly shaped in a large part in being active.
So, this week it is back to my routine of trying to get to the gym 2-3 times a week, Aquarobics on a Wednesday night and a bike ride in the weekend. It is interesting how quickly these things can become a routine and how much I miss them when I can’t do them.
Getting back to my activities is definitely something I value and enjoy and on top of that is the knowledge that it is giving me the best medicine to combat Parkies!