Shoveling, shoveling, and more shoveling!
Yikes! Eighteen inches of snow before Christmas, a couple of 3-4" snowfalls, 27 inches this weekend, with a predicted 10-20" more starting tonight. And it's only mid-February!
Unfortunately my husband just had a rib resection, and his surgeon has absolutely forbidden him to do any shoveling. And we don't have any neighborhood kids wandering around looking to pick up a few extra bucks. Sooooo, I've had to do all the shoveling. I'm being careful, wearing my sleeve and gauntlet, and am just picking up small shovelfuls at a time. Fortunately I'd started on a weight training program in September and had gradually increased to 5 pound weights, so I at least have some strength. I take a lot of breaks, and just do what I can for as long as I can, and go inside for a while when my arm starts to feel heavy or tired. I did get some help with a neighbor with a pick ax when I got down to the solid icy stuff at the base of the driveway that the snowplow had deposited, so that was a big help.
Fortunately my arm is doing OK so far. I know it would be so much better for me if I didn't have to shovel, but it is what it is. Any other tips from experienced Snow Belt LE gals on what I can do to minimize the potential for a LE flare up?
If nothing else, I'm going to have some good looking Michelle Obama arms when this is all over!