Peer Support group this morning and we had a new addition to the group, which is something we are need of as numbers are on the thin side.
It was a pleasant and well mannered bloke that I for one, was delighted to see walk through our doors. We don’t get enough men talking about mental illness and his contribution to our group this morning was full of good sense. He didn’t talk over much and listened well to what the others had to say.
I hope he returns because he’s the sort of person we need at the group. Younger, full of good sense and positivity too. I think we’ll all get on with him. A very welcome addition to the group.
Then it was off to the gym for the first time since Saturday, and I nearly overdid it. I really went for it on the cycle, and stupidly, instead of warming down before going on the treadmill, I went straight on and did some walking. Unfortunately there were a few aches and pains, especially in the area around my chest/armpit. I wisely stopped and decided to go home. Sometimes doing things with a stepped approach is better than just going all out. A salutary lesson there. If the pains continue there, that might necessitate a doctor’s appointment. But it seemed to stem from over exertion rather than anything else. I certainly don’t want to be carted off in an ambulance thank you.
So a reasonable day so far. I’m back indoors now, so it can all unravel…..but I have to stay strong and deflect the effects the environment is having on me. And I will.