My First Walk
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
I took my first walk today (oh, I'm up late, so yesterday on tax day)
. It is the first time I have walked for exercise in years. I'm excited, proud and impressed! I finished my 2nd appt for epidural injections with steroids for bulging lumbar discs infringing upon nerves one week ago. I went to the local Community center and walked 1.25 to 1.5 miles (I don't know the real distance as my car is too new to register in 10ths). I completed this journey in 23 minutes. Time includes 2 two minute stops (mainly for back/left hip cramping) and 3 thirty second stops for shortness of breath. I must say, I was amazed.
When I started the walk, I was actually scared. I didn't know if I could make it. I feel like I'm blooming along with Spring.
I told myself I'd be able to return to work when I could walk a 20 minute mile. Guess I need to get to writing a resume. WooHoo!! Though I couldn't complete it in one go without resting, I know I'm salvageable now. Thank you God for Dr. Prise who sent me to Dr. Prevo who has improved my back where I can stand (for any length) and walk (any distance) again that I've not been able to do for >1yr.