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Talk About a Walk Up Call!

Monday, June 09, 2014

Well, a wake-up call by walking... I went back to the dam today for the first time since I broke my ankle on the way to the dam back in April. Went with a friend and offered her the option of turning around at about the 1/3 mark, in case 1 lap was too long, but we continued. The lap is 1.3 km and last summer and fall I was walking a total of 10 k and even up to 13 k, but today, it took a resting period on the bench and all my energy to get finished 1 lap. Yes, only 1 lap!!! What a wake-up call! And we were going very slowly too...

Won't be doing any 10k walks anytime soon!!!

Update on Soleil.... she's been sitting in the front room on the chair for much of the day. But was it ever funny, when I opened Buddy's food dish this am and she stood in the doorway protecting it FROM Buddy. He didn't know what to make of that... She's really letting him know who the boss is!
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    I told you some cats just aren't afraid of dogs. poor buddy. i hope she doesn't take over his entire territory. and to stop him from getting his food. oh my. haha. pretty soon she is going to have you around her little paw.
    870 days ago
    Lila, keep looking forward to the positive. You are moving and that is what is important. You will work back up to those numbers when you are able. You have not given up and you are owning it ! Keep pushing !
    870 days ago
    I agree with others here - you will get back to where you were before your injury. It's kinda weird but our muscles do seem to have memories ... and sometimes they need to be 'jogged' awake again when they've slept a bit too long. Anyway, that walk you took, even that one lap, started a "wake-up call" to your muscles and I bet before you know it you will be back to your ol' 10K self. In the meantime, just remember that no one, not even muscles, wants to be awaken ABRUPTLY. Good job at easing yourself back in to the land of the awake and living.
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    871 days ago
    You will see how fast you come back if you go slowly Lila! emoticon
    871 days ago
    My grandkitty, Lulu is definitely the ruler of the roost here. Sherry can't believe how spoiled she got while she was in NS. She's been very uncomfortable the last few days, but the baby just isn't ready yet.

    I think of how much I used to be able to do before. It's discouraging. Keep plugging - you'll get there.
    871 days ago
    Baby steps--be patient with your recovery. You'll get there.
    871 days ago
    emoticon Your strength and endurance will come back quickly. Be persistent, but don't over do it.
    871 days ago
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    Pace yourself! xoxoxoxo
    871 days ago
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