Last Call and a PT Update

Heeding Petey’s I’m getting cold signals, we trekked back to the car and got him snuggled down in his blankets with a bowl of kibble and some water. Pup sated and stowed, we hit the road meandering through the Leelanau countryside as we made our way to the Grand Traverse Lighthouse.

By the time we arrived, the world had gone all blue and gold – kind of like that dress only far prettier.
warm and cool palette

Despite its warm color, the sun no longer held much heat, and at the very tip of the peninsula, we were utterly unprotected from the blustery breezes.
out standing in its field hahahaha

Though captivated by the glistening shards of ice and the duo-tone palette, we were cold.
rose ice

We couldn’t quite bring ourselves to leave though. I’d take my last photo, and then Tony would ask where I was going. “Just over to this piece of ice.” You know. That really cool one that’s obviously different from all these other really cool ones.
me as Vanna

I’d finish with my cool ice only to find Tony wasn’t by my side, nor was he walking back to the lighthouse grounds.
ice shards in last light

So it went, until the sun made its last call, and then dipped below the horizon. Still I wanted to stay, but my nearly frost-bitten fingers – like the wind – cried Mary Mercy.
last light

I meant to talk to you all last post about my knee and PT (not to be confused with Petey, ahem, Siri). Great news: I’ve been going for one-hour sessions twice a week, and I’ve incorporated as many moves as I can into my at-home workouts. My knee pain isn’t entirely gone, but it’s mostly gone, and when I do feel it, it’s much less intense. Notably, there are times when I move in a way that I fully expect to feel pain, but don’t. That’s my real benchmark for improvement. I have one more appointment on Wednesday, and then a running analysis so that I can start bringing that back into my life. Henceforward (which is a word; I checked), you may call me a PT Evangelist πŸ˜€


25 thoughts on “Last Call and a PT Update

  1. Very happy your PT is going so well! Love the photos of course….especially the clear ice and the light and and and and…have you ever gone picking fruit, particularly cherries? It’s so hard to stop, you keep seeing another perfect piece of fruit as you’re walking out that you just HAVE to stop and pick…sort of the same thing. It was a running joke between my mom and me. πŸ™‚

    • Yes! I am familiar with the fruit-picking conundrum. It gets me in trouble every single mushroom season – we have had some dark treks back through the woods – and I have similarly been mosquito-eaten getting the one.last.raspberry πŸ˜‰
      Glad you enjoyed the photos πŸ™‚

  2. Your blue and gold shots are incredible! I am so familiar with that “just one more” thing, always the promise of that perfect . . . So glad your PT is helping.

    • Sometimes the beauty of the world is just astonishing. It leaves me speechless (as you can see by all these words…) and sends me into creative overdrive πŸ™‚
      Me too about the PT. They said it would feel better in a couple weeks. I just can’t believe they were right!

    • Thanks Margaret! We certainly picked a good time to be out on the ice. That kind of beauty never gets old. Now, the grey, cloudy days on the other hand…

  3. So good to know your knee feels so much better! PT can work wonders. I used to get a lot of persistent upper back pain due to a variety of reasons, poor posture being one of them, and I was told I have a weak neck! So I looked up some exercises and stuck with it for a few weeks. Couldn’t quite believe it when the pain disappeared! Am now convinced exercise is the cure for everything πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    Do I need to tell you the pictures are beautiful? Love the one of the ‘shark fin’ πŸ™‚ And you holding it up of course!

    • I’m so glad I did the PT. Just cannot believe how quickly it worked, and that I’ve been living with pain for well over a year that was entirely unnecessary. Such is life. I’m just glad I can move again, and I’ve got the okay from a specialist to start easing into running.
      Glad you enjoy the photos. Probably quite unlike your toasty realm πŸ™‚

  4. Isn’t that light dancing across the ice just magical?! It is so hard to tear yourself away from it no matter how cold and numb you are — just when you think “one more” the light changes ever so slightly and you just have to stay and soak in the next beautiful scene!

    • I’m glad you understand πŸ™‚ Actually, I’m glad my husband understands pretty well. Or at least he fakes it – he certainly puts up with a fair amount of light-chasing shenanigans on my behalf!
      Are you much warmer these past few days? I hardly know what to do with myself!!

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