August 7th 2011
Saturday, August 06, 2011
Three months ago I gave up my early morning walks for 2 reasons. First it was cold, dark and not a good idea to be walking alone in the dark. Secondly my husband is fighting Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and needed me to be here in the mornings when he woke up. It was the right thing to do to help him. Now of course I am so unift and quite stiff.
To help him improve his health I finally convinced him that walking was the best thing to help him get on the road to recovery.
So after 3 months of non activity other than working I went for a walk with my husband yesterday afternoon. It took alot out of me. I was huffing and puffing and struggling for breath.
I thought my heart would jump out of the chest wall. But after 10 mins I was back to enjoying the walking. Looking at the gardens, breathing in the fresh air and sunshine. Yes it nearly killed me but it felt great.
The days are getting longer again and I hope to get back into my early morning routine of walking. It has been hard with working full time and looking after him during this very stressful time. We are a long way from his recovery but hopefully if I can get back into my walking regime I shall have the energy to deal with whatever is thrown in my path.
I have put off for long enough and now the time has come (again and again) to try and get back on track.
I love the support I get here on Sparks. I know I am not alone in this journey.