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Up and walking

After nearly a full year of not being able to walk I have been trying my legs on short walks every day, just to the corner of the street.  Then around the block and I have kept increasing that a bit each day.  I have been very hesitant in how far I go from home after an episode I had last year.  I got half way around the island, (that is only about 2.5 km) and my legs shut down.  I had to ring for my husband to come and rescue me and in the following week the soles of my feet blistered and peeled off.  

But today I made it all the way around, all 4.5 km.  My feet and legs are aching but my soul is flying.  I saw a ball of seeds just ready to launched into the wind.

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Because of the virus there is almost no one on the beaches.  One lady in the distance facing north on Norfolk Beach.

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And a child with an inner tube when I faced south.

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She then launch herself out into the water.

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Then I reached the wetlands and had to make the decision if I would turn around and go home, or risk it and continue on.

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On I went.  Last time I was here was in the drought.  We have had some rain since then and everything is green and butterflys are everywhere.

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Across the first creek and I could hear water flowing.

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There were lots of spider nests in the bushes and trees, glad I wasn't here in the morning when you have to fight your way through them.

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Then over the next creek and the sound of running water grew.

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Around a turn in the track and there it was, running water.

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It has been years since the creeks were running.  There are plants growing, birds and bats in the air and I'm sure there will be lizards and snakes in the undergrowth.  I also think I have found the subject for my next embroidery. 

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Being able to walk is such a blessing.  One I never appreciated like this before.

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Queenie Patch

Congratulations on all your effort. It IS wonderful feeling to be able to manage something one used to and the lost. Well done, Carolyn.

Rachel

This sounds like a real turning point. So glad to hear it!

Carolyn Foley


Yes, amid all the terrible things going on around me a real blessing.

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