I talk a lot about managing your Fibromyalgia by listening to your body- and this body is asking for a break. I try so hard to pace myself, and as Spoonies well know, even if you pace yourself and take every precaution every minute of every day - sometimes you symptoms flare for no reason.
One of my favorite things to do is to walk around a botanical garden, and I recently went to the Quarryhil Botanical Garden in Glen Ellen, CA, and was stunned at how gorgeous it was - and how big. I immediately knew it would take me two trips to see it all, limited myself to less than two miles of walking, with frequent rest (bless places with a million benches to hang out at), and lots of water. I even stopped to read for 15 minutes under a pergola. When I came home, I rested, like, stayed in bed rested- and woke up with a tension headache/migraine combo. Great.
I've been pushing myself pretty hard lately, and I'm going to take a hint and make sure to get some rest, so I will be pausing our 'Managing Fibromyalgia' series this week to get some good old fashioned R&R, and will pick it up again next week.
In the meantime, you can enjoy some fabulous shots of Quarryhill, and you can always use the time to rest yourself, or if you're so inclined you can check our blog to check out any posts you may have missed. See you all next week!
Heather, Fabulous Fibro-Fighter and FSC Founder