Generating regeneration

In less than a month I have packed up a house, loaded a moving truck, driving across country, unloaded the truck, rested for a few days, flown to the East Coast, interviewed for a new job, flew back, and landed with a cold.

I haven’t had a cold in awhile, since last April, some 11 months ago. Then I was never sure if it was a bad cold or a bad allergy from a horrible sand storm. Anyway, I haven’t been sick in a long time.

This cold is odd, though. Relatively mild as colds go. Maybe because I’ve taken Chinese herbs and done yoga and rested? It began in my head, clogged, hard to breathe. Moved to my throat, scratchy and sore. Moved to my chest. Yesterday I felt better. Today I feel like its come back. Viruses are like that, they regenerate.

My daughter and I have started to going to a health club. I’ve never been fond of clubs, even though I exercise regularly. I usually have my own routine that I do at home. But this place we are staying in is too small, and well there are the three big dogs to move around…or. not. So, we’re going to a club.

Today we did a FIT class – alternating weights and cardio, arms and back and legs. It was a good class. I did well, especially considering I am out of shape, compared to those who go to fitness clubs. Tomorrow we’ll take a fitness pilates – core work – supposed to be a real killer class. Thursday a massage and a yoga class.

Maybe these work outs at the fitness club will get me back in shape, build my stamina, tone my muscles? Maybe I too can regenerate?

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About Terri C Pilarski

I am an Episcopal priest serving a delightfully progressive, interesting, creative congregation. I have been married more than half my life to the same man. We have two grown children, plus two dogs and two cats, although the number of four legged household members changes from time to time. I love to garden, knit, read, and play on Facebook or with my blog. I have been a practitioner of daily meditation since I was nineteen. I practice yoga five days a week and walk every where I am able too.
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8 Responses to Generating regeneration

  1. Jan says:

    Yes, you can!! Hope you feel better, too. Cold would be difficult to adjust to again, but you will. Love.

  2. zorra says:

    Good for you! I hope you feel better soon.

  3. revkjarla says:

    you make the Club sounds so lovely.Am sorry about the cold, but it sounds like you are taking care of your body-soul in very tender and loving ways as you regenerate your heart and mind and physical self. Love to you….

  4. altar ego says:

    Sorry about the cold. And yes! to regeneration (yours, not the cold's). Sometimes just stepping outside the door helps perk us up.

  5. I found out my replies don't come thru from my feeder. I hope your regeneration will inspire my own. take care

  6. Mavis says:

    Enjoyed your post – knitting and exercise figure in mine – not so eloquently

  7. Sue says:

    Good for you! I too hope that you're feeling better soon.

  8. I'm glad that the cold doesn't seem serious. And I'm glad that you recognize the need to regenerate yourself. You have been through so much in the last couple of years. Be kind to yourself.

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