When I was a teenager, I used to run track in high school. Over the years, I have had many problems and 8 surgeries because of it. I tried just walking instead. I was up to 12 miles a day, 6 each morning and 6 every night. I felt great and it kept my weight at bay. Then I was told a few years ago that I was very likely going to lose part of my left foot. (I have diabetes and my feet are now in bad shape.) Needless to say, I was also told to cut back my walking. They said it would aggravate an already deteriorating foot. I obeyed, much to my dismay. You see, walking is a passion of mine. It is where I find my inner peace. Being told I couldn't do it was horrible. Anyway, I have since found a new doctor who is helping me quite a bit. He gave me some techniques to try and I am able to take my walks once again. Better yet, I am up to 21 miles a week! I go 2.5 mile on Sunday-Friday and on Saturdays, I go 6 miles! When I get the chance to go farther or take an extra "little" walk, believe me, I go for it! I do exercise caution though. I don't want to ever hear again that I can't do it. Never let anyone count you out. When they say you can't, keep believing you can!
Edited by: KBEAR9963 at: 8/18/2008 (21:23)
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