I’ve been practicing walking lately as part of my recovery plan. A local beach, Crissy Field, has proved very therapeutic for both myself and the pups. I can’t tolerate walking with shoes on the beach. Much more painful. Walking barefoot though is just about the right amount balance training (yes you do use balance muscles when you walk barefoot on the sand) for my foot retraining. A day at Pt. Isabel last week (another large outdoor dogpark) reminded me of the absolute need to watch where you walk!
Gopher holes everywhere as it turns out tweaked my ankle a bit in the walk but again making me stronger though cautious. It did not put me back on crutches just made me realise I can’t rush the walking by overdoing it especially when it comes to uneven ground. One day at a time seems the best foot forward!
Every experience we are faced with does help us grow and become better people. I do believe that this is at least the opportunity given us when faced with those challenges that want to drag us down and incapacitate. My next post will be about some of the lessons learned …
(Assignment from Writing101) –Part 2