Friday, May 20, 2016
365 Things to Smile About Day 285. Two Mile Power Walk!
Yesterday, like every day lately, was a good day! It was good because I'm working on O & M with people and seeing a wide range of individuals. But yesterday made me smile for a completely different reason. It has to do with power walking!
Going through surgery, being so anemic, then the total exhaustion of chemo...I honestly never thought I would have an even semi normal life again because of lack of energy and stamina! Forget ever adding the words "power walk" back into my vocabulary. I talked about the day I could power walk across campus again but deap down, I didn't really believe it could happen.
Then yesterday happened. One of the lessons I taught involved walking a route to a destination, get lunch, then reverse the route. What I wasn't aware of, as I was not the one who planned the lesson, was that the total route was two miles round trip nor did I know how fast the client walked naturally!! And so, in order to keep up on my short legs, I had to power walk a mile to lunch and power walk a mile back...up hill!!! And I did it!!!!!! I was sucking in air and praying to God to give me the strength to do it and He came through! I kept up with my student, monitoring their progress and observing their technique. Then after several minutes catching my breath and guzzling my supervisor's water he wisely grabbed at lunch, I gave my feedback and what they should do to improve. Then my supervisor and I collapsed in the car, cranked up the AC and checked the number of steps we got on that one lesson alone....8,000!!! Lol!
I guess I learned that Fival was right..."never say never", even if it's just to yourself!!