While I'm still working on my "cardio for pain-relief" experiment, today I was stopped by the Swedish police and had to blow into a breathalyzer. Since I don't drink alcohol (for health reasons), this is always a laugh, but this time I had a hard time exhaling as long as the device wanted me to.
After my first attempt the policeman looked at the display of the breathalyzer and smiled. He said "It says here that you've passed the alcotest but you failed in cardio. It says you need to get out in the forest and go for a run to build stamina."
Little did he know that I'm so low on spoons that I can hardly walk to the store and back these days... and that cardio training is part of my current pain management program! But we both a had a good laugh and I asked him for some advice on swedish traffic regulations before driving home. All in all an uplifting encounter and a good reminder. I'm on the right track!