read in the thread about alcohol that you work at a vineyard, what a lovely place to be able to walk around i'm sure smile

though our university is out in the suburbs surrounded by undeveloped land, it really is a concrete jungle, no where very pleasant to walk, and hard on the feet. at home i walk on the side of the road, on blacktop some, but also on grass and dirt. or down a dirt path, along the dirt towpath of the erie canal, or in our grassy back field. i wish i had someone decent to walk at work that didn't kill my feet, as now that darkness descends earlier and earlier, finding time to walk is becoming a major challenge. doing it before work would be the obvious option, but for those of us who need time at the beginning of the day to start moving, that would come with its own set of challenges. i do plan to get a stationary recumbent bike and walk on the weekends for sure, but i guess i'm lamenting and mourning the passing of my daily walk. i went out today and though my knee made it slow going, it was so good for the rest of me: helped my migraine, helped my overall body (its kind of unhappy due to GI distress), good for my upper back, and didn't seem to bother my SI. its just so good for my soul to be out walking amongst nature: the beauty of the clouds and sky or sunset, the sound of the birds, the smell of the flowers, wood burning in fireplaces as it cools down, the cool breeze on my face, its so therapeutic.

today: walked: 1.5 miles, 40 minutes


Spondyloarthropathy, HLAB27 negative
Humira (still methylprednisone for flares, just not as often. Aleve if needed, rarely.)
LDN/zanaflex/flector patches over SI/ice
vits C, D. probiotics. hyaluronic acid. CoQ, Mg, Ca, K.
walk, bike
no dairy (casein sensitivity), limited eggs, limited yeast (bread)