Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Blisters and tattoos
I am useless and cross! I do not do being ill at all well.
I am a busy little beaver going from task to task without a care in the world. Always assuming that I can do it all.
So last week in my infinite wisdom on Wednesday I walked about 9 miles first walk after nearly three weeks worth of illness on the flat. As if that wasn't enough I then went salsa dancing in the evening. Was it any wonder that I couldn't complete the class. And spent Thursday feeling completely knackered. At least I had the sense not to do Pilates on Friday, as my chest still hurt.
But Saturday I went walking again. I was very sensible I told Trousers we had to walk on the flat as hills would make me too breathless.
We went on this amazing walk on the canal tow path through industrial Stoke on Trent. It was a walk of great contrasts, old derelict factories,a wonderful Victorian park, tower blocks of apartments. All very interesting. We walked 6/7 miles in one direction on the hottest day of the year so far. And surprisingly 6/7 miles back!
I had the wrong socks on, so by the time we were walking back my feet were burning up. And when eventually I took my boots off I had the biggest blisters I have ever seen underneath my foot and on my heels.
The result of these blisters is that the rest of the weekend it has been really difficult to walk at all they were so painful. I had to go round to my sisters to borrow a pair of mules as anything with a strap was torture.
Then on Monday night I spiked a temperature as my body battled with an infected blister. Which meant no work yesterday as I slept the day away.
And today I still feel exhausted.
I have things to do, people to see, places to go and I can't do them cause I'm too tired. I don't do tired, I haven't time.
The photograph is youngest's newest tattoo that he had done yesterday. It has to be said I don't like them,but if you have to have them then this one isn't bad at all.
He has four tats so far, two that he decided on himself and two that I suggested that if he had to have, then these were my recommendation. My two are the best ... nah nah nah! Another grown up statement from me!