Dedication Steps: Today's are for Romy
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Yesterday, I dedicated my steps to my brother. As I walked around, I thought about him, prayed for him and focused on him. When I walk at work, I am walking inside the building for safety (I don't want to fall) and I walk up and down the hallways. I also practice what SP calls inefficiency. I need to go to the scanner? I take the long way around. I need to stow a file? I walk around the building to get to the file room and get about 700 steps instead of the ~100 if I walked around the corner from my cube. Yesterday, at lunch, I walked upstairs and walked that floor. Unfortunately, I hurt my knee coming back down the stairs. I read an article on SP today that hints that I need to loosen some muscles in that part of my body and build some strength. Another goal!
I was aiming for 7,000 steps and achieve 9303!
I was sharing with a coworker that dedicating my steps to a person or a cause increases the chance that I will actually walk them and she mentioned her much younger cousin. Romy is a four year old cancer patient at Stanford. Janelle did not share any more than that except his picture, but it sounds serious and may be terminal. It seems as if Make-a-Wish or some other organization paid a Spider-Man visit to this sweet little boy. I am focusing on Romy for today's steps. Each step is a prayerful act for his recovery, for his parents' needs, and for wisdom for his caregivers.