Tuesday, May 07, 2013
When I was younger I never thought walking less than a mile around the block would cause me pain. Not when I was in my late 40's anyway. But then again, I never thought I'd of gained this much weight either.
I have endured a pulmonary embolism almost 10 years ago. I battled and won ovarian cancer last year. I graduated from college with an Associates degree WHILE having cancer last year. AND..... I quit smoking too while in college.
So to say I'm "determined" would be a pretty good description of me.
0.48 of a mile
I'm trying SO hard to not talk myself out of walking around this block everyday because of the pain it is causing me. By the time I get halfway around the block my hips ache and my left calf is screaming. Three quarters in and my left foot hurts so bad I'm fighting the urge to limp.
I've only been doing it for 3 days. I keep telling myself, "NO PAIN, NO GAIN". When I go home tonight I'm going to dig in my closet for my ankle supporter and I'm going to keep a pair of walking shoes at work. I think my biggest fault here is walking in inappropriate shoes.
So that's my reality slap for today.... WEAR APPROPRIATE SHOES. I have these reality checks occasionally and it helps to write them down so I don't repeat them.