It’s been a little over a month since I started writing here again and I still feel I owe my readers an explanation for my near three month gap between my last post in 2007 on October 14 and my next post on January 6, 2008.
The truth is, I was starting to become burnt out with this blog and really needed a short break from blogging. I intended to only take a couple of weeks off, but then near the start of November I sprained my lower back while foolishly catching an air conditioner in mid-air that was slipping from my hands as I was carrying it into the basement. To anyone whose sprained or otherwise injured their back, you understand why sitting at a computer (especially after sitting at one for eight hours at work) was not something I looked forward to. So, to help bring me back from this injury I avoided using the computer as much as possible as sitting upright tended to cause pain for those first few weeks.
Needless to say, I should have written a quick post letting everyone know that posts would be sporadic here for a while but at the time, I foolishly thought my back would get better within a few weeks. It’s now been over three months and I’ve finally begun to feel like I did before the injury. In fact, I went running for the first time in a long time today. I barely got through a mile but it felt great (after the pain in my lungs subsided) though surely I’ll feel a little bit sore tomorrow, but in either case it won’t keep me from running again. As you can imagine the past few months of recuperation have really caused me to pack on a few pounds so a little soreness won’t be enough of an impediment from running.
Anyway, I hope that explains my near three month absence and to prove it wasn’t all time wasted here’s a few lessons I picked up:
- Be careful when lifting heavy and if your grip is slipping just drop the weight (watch your feet though).
- You can buy a new air conditioner but you only get one back
- Don’t disappear. Let people know if you will not be around for a while.
- If you’re in pain, see your doctor. Do not wait until the pain is unbearable.
There’s more than a few other things I learned over the past three months and we’ll have to get to those another day.