It's not as though I did nothing, though. I walked and took the stairs whenever I could. I got up and moved around on breaks instead of moving to another chair and sitting. And a few times in the past few weeks I chose to go for a nice, easy walk in the woods with R. instead of running. Gentle walks with someone I care about are certainly as necessary and beneficial as going for a run.
But my lack of usual physical activity has started to have an effect on me. My body doesn't feel as good. I haven't been sleeping as well. I'm cranky. And - surprise - eating just as much, but moving a whole lot less adds some pounds to my body - and fast!
So I am taking the advice that I so often give to others, and taking a little inspiration from my wonderful colleague, Charles, and just doing what I can. I didn't go for a long or a fast run. But I put my shoes on, got out the door, and ran.
And it felt good.
I might do it again tomorrow.
Or perhaps a nice gentle hike with someone I care about.
Wishing the merriest of Christmases to those who celebrate. And to all, whatever holidays you choose to celebrate, or not, tomorrow and every day, I wish you Peace and Light.