Today I reached a milestone. I walked around the park. I appreciate my morning walks more than ever. After my surgery, for weeks I couldn’t walk to the bathroom, around the block, let alone to the park. Waking up early to the brilliant blue sky and the beauty of the desert makes me feel hopeful. Each day I’m trying to get a little further and build on what I’ve done the day before. This weekend, I walked 1.2 miles, then 1.3 miles. Today, the complete walk around the park made it 1.6 miles.
What’s even more fun is having my daughter and Waffles walk with me. I look forward to spending that slice of time with her. Waffles meets other doggos along our walks each day and we stop and let him play. I only have a few weeks left of my daughter at home and we’ll make the most of it.
I used to walk much more, and twice a day. But, I am just so happy to get outside and enjoy the gorgeous views and feel the slightest bit physical. I wish I had more energy, but if I compare myself to where I was a month or two ago, I’m absolutely dripping with energy today. When I go to the pool, it is so exhausting to swim. That probably means it’s really good for me. I will try to add more days of swimming to my week, along with daily walks and physical therapy.
What is your favorite way to start your day?
Hooray for healing, progress and daughters at home for a bit. Love morning exercise outdoors–run, bike, hike. Whatever the day and my body will give me.
I love being outdoors, too. Thanks for the kind comment about my progress!
I too am now able to walk outdoors, 6 weeks after ACL surgery. And I really am happy to be able to (slowly and carefully) swim laps in the pool. Step by step and stroke by stroke we’ll get there!
That’s wonderful! What a difference it makes to have movement and the outdoors as part of our days.