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A Tuesday of planning and preparing

May 8, 2018

Yesterday I got a very strange pain in my leg and could hardly walk. I think I’ve been over doing my walking during April (over 10 kilometers a day), sometimes with heavy shoes and a heavy bag. Need to take it a bit easier, I think. While trying to stretch today, something happened to my back. Time to go back to swimming. Is this what it’s like to get closer to 40? Anyway, this blog isn’t going to be a blog about sickness and pain. Though I do like to share those bits and pieces too, because it’s life.

Had to reschedule my plans I wrote about yesterday. The wedding anniversary (9 years!) lunch will happen on Friday instead, as tomorrow I have to spend the whole day on a job which will be super fun to do, but I will have to put extra hours into it since I can’t move as fast as I want to. Been kind of laughing about this pain, because it came pretty soon after I had written about how grateful I am for feeling better. Life. Balance. The unexpected.

Peps is here to spend the night and I’ll soon go out to get her food and myself groceries for tomorrow’s job. Will show you on my instagram in a few days.

Hope you’re all feeling good! I haven’t heard from any of you in a long time, so it feels a bit like I’m writing just for myself right now. How are you?

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  • Reply Christine Hunt May 8, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    Hi Sandra, I do love to follow your travels and life in Berlin. Do hope you feel better soon. Have a great photo and shoot and a lovely anniversary celebration.

    • Reply Sandra May 11, 2018 at 10:30 am

      Thank you, Christine!
      I’m already feeling much better, it was intense and luckily short šŸ™‚

  • Reply Claudia May 8, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    Hi Sandra!
    Iā€˜m here, reading and enjoying all the glimpses of your life and love in Berlin. Thanks for sharing,
    greetings from southern Austria,

    • Reply Sandra May 11, 2018 at 10:30 am

      Thanks a lot for your comment, Claudia!

  • Reply sonrie May 8, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    I have been having my own mobility issues for several weeks – pain from a large toenail. It’s definitely forced me to slow down! (And wonder if aging is always about aches and pains – I’m mid-thirties.) I always read your blog in a reader and don’t always click over to comment, though I always love seeing your photography and images of Berlin!

    • Reply Sandra May 11, 2018 at 10:31 am

      Hi Sonrie, thank you for your comment! Hope your pain will pass!

  • Reply Kate May 9, 2018 at 1:15 am

    I hope you feel better soon! Remember to stretch to keep your muscles loose!

    • Reply Sandra May 11, 2018 at 11:11 am

      Hi Kate, thank you! Yoga would be a good thing, I guess.

  • Reply Carroll May 9, 2018 at 3:11 am

    Your body doesn’t have as much patience as it gets into the forties, but the fifties… hoo boy then it really starts to show you about the impermanence of this physical being! It becomes a lesson in realizing that the essence of you is not your body. If that makes sense… Cheers, Carroll

    • Reply Sandra May 11, 2018 at 11:11 am

      Imagine the sixties then! šŸ˜‰

  • Reply Kirsten May 9, 2018 at 4:02 am

    Hello! You make me want to visit Berlin, certainly. Will we see some photos of you too? I get pain. I do physical therapy exercises several days a week to keep it at bay. Very grateful that it works.

    • Reply Sandra May 11, 2018 at 11:12 am

      Oh, glad it works, too!
      I just posted a mirror shot of myself today šŸ™‚

  • Reply evdokia t. May 9, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Hey Sandra!
    I feel like needing some exercise too!
    Happy wedding anniversary, wish you two to have a great time on Friday!
    Take care!

    • Reply Sandra May 11, 2018 at 11:12 am

      Thank you, dear!
      Can’t wait to have that lunch, soon!!

  • Reply Anna May 11, 2018 at 5:13 am

    Hi Sandra,
    I am constantly inspired by your blog and I feel selfish for not giving back by commenting on your posts! šŸ˜€ It has been wonderful to find a new update here more often, recently. Not that I expect you to post every day, but it just makes me happy to drop by and see a new post. šŸ™‚ I especially loved your analog photos – they made me want to pick up my film cameras that I haven’t used in years. In fact, I think I’ll do that today. Thanks for sharing bits and pieces of your life with us!

    • Reply Sandra May 11, 2018 at 11:13 am

      Oh how cool, do that!
      Maybe I should bring my analog camera with me today instead of the digital. Hmm!
      Wish you lots of fun! x

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