Her response was, "Do you think you put too much pressure on yourself to maintain a high level of activity?"
Her casual reflection made me realize maybe my newly discovered personality flaw had already been considered by her long before. I swore to myself I would remember the value of inactivity long after treatment was over!
Just under a year later, the status quo has roped me back in. I'm swimming twice a week, competing in two road races in October, and planning for a half-marathon on the Spring. I want to be back in shape -- and I want it now!
But alas, my body can't keep up. Every spare moment I spend sleeping or firmly plotted on the couch. So tonight, even though members of my swim team were pushing themselves at practice, I stayed at home and watched a movie.
And if I ever feel the pressure to get my butt out for a run, I hope my friend will continue to politely nudge back to reality.