Walking along the beach
Monday, April 18, 2016
Yesterday we went to the beach and for the first time in months I was able to walk in the sand near the water! Perhaps that sounds like no big deal, but because of my weight and the fact that I did very little moving in my depressed period, my back has been really hurting. And my condition has been poor. One of the reasons we got the treadmill was to help me build up my condition. And we have walked alot on the weekends, but I only went to places that had benches so I could rest. In the beginning, I literally walked from bench to bench. Yes it was that bad...
So yesterday, I noticed that there was more spring in my step, the back wasn't hurting as much and I though, why not? So we walked through the sand and then walked quite a ways along the water. It felt so good and it smelled wonderful, that lovely salty sea air! And I made it without hurting my back, twisting a knee, or falling. ( that's another unfortunate story...)
It is the little victories along the journey that make this all worth it. I will keep moving forward and remember my walk on the beach when things get hard.