“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? / The world would split open.”
Poet Muriel Rukeyser

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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?