|My Activity app on my Apple watch|
Out of bad things, sometimes good things happen.
Remember when I fell on the ice a year and a half ago and tore my left leg quadricep muscle? I never thought I could walk normal again.
|Me on my walker - several limited my ability to get around|
I wore a brace on my leg for twelve weeks after the operation that reattached my quadricep muscle.
|Me with my leg brace - I couldn't bend that leg for twelve weeks in order to give my reattached quadricep muscle time to heal|
That recovery time was perhaps the worst time of my life with the exception of the difficulty I had selling our Pennsylvania house when we moved to Delaware ten years ago. Wow, that was a long sentence.
|My stapled up leg after surgery to reattach my quadricep muscle|
Walking was the one thing I always had. I've always enjoyed walking.
I've done a lot of walking in my lifetime. When I was in high school, I didn't have a car. I walked home miles from after school activity. I also walked home miles from my part-time job cleaning offices.
When I lived in Center City Philadelphia, I walked a couple of miles to work and back home every day. Sometimes I even walked home for lunch, albeit I walked fast.
Walking was always something I had. Thus, when I lost the ability to walk normal, I was felt a great sadness.
This spring, I started to walk again. Before breakfast in the morning I would walk a few houses up the road pictured in the banner photo at the top of this blog. Eventually I was able to walk all the way to the other end of our development.
These days I walk the whole of our our development once in the morning and once in the afternoon. The total walk is two miles each way. If I'm not too busy, I also walk before lunch.
A big help has been the Activity app on my Apple watch. This helps me to stay on course. I feel like I'm really accomplishing something. And you know what? I feel a lot better too. And of course, I'm keeping my weight down. Which is a biggie since I am one of those older males who tends to gain weight around my middle.
Folks, it's all good. And you know what? Walking is also free. I especially love walking early in the morning just as the sun is rising and the birds are starting to chirp.
When I walk in the morning, and the afternoon, I feel at one with nature. I love it folks. I feel alive again. Now, not to fall again.