Today I managed to do the Leslie Sansone 5-mile walk dvd for the third day in a row. Given my workout program before, which included TurboFire and ChaLean Extreme, I hadn't used this workout in ages. A knee injury changed all that. (Very long airline flights seemed to have had something to do with it.)
Recently someone mentioned how hard it must be to have to accept that I can't do the more challenging workouts. When I first realized how serious the injury was, I could barely get across many lanes of traffic to get back home. My left knee felt like it collapsed, and I even had to take a taxi to my doctor's office, then back again, even though it was a matter of blocks.
So I am now very grateful as I discover that I probably should just start with mile 4 of the Sansone workout and even added part of the Bollywood Dance Workout with Hemalayaa to get get in more stretch and movement. It felt wonderful, awesome to stretch and really move those shoulders in different ways.
So today I celebrate being able to feed with chickens, do the gorilla walk, do the backstroke and swim my way through the Bollywood dance, all after 4 miles with Leslie Sansone. (For two days before, I did the 5-mile dvd all the way through.)
Soon I'll get to hike in a gorgeous place, and I'm not sure what my knee will tell me there. But I have confidence that I can at least walk even if I can't climb around up high.
Yesterday I watched a video that truly moved me. Zach Sobiech, age 17, lost his battle with a very rare and deadly cancer called osteosarcoma. There are versions of these sarcomas that also can strike down young adults, and some one near and dear to me was one of those adults.
Zach's story moved me not only because of who I lost and why but also because of Zach's spirit. He said that he wanted to be remembered as someone who fought cancer to the very end and didn't lose. He also wanted people to know that they didn't have to wait until they were dying to start living.
Since Zach was a song writer and musician, his song "Cloud" has moved millions. Here is a link to that amazing documentary for an uplifting experience:
And here is Zach playing and singing "Clouds" which is available on Itunes, along with poignant songs sung with another young songwriter and musician: