Our Jeep isn't working but I wanted fresh air and had to go to the store, so I walked 8 blocks. May not sound like much to some of you who walk and hike a lot, but it was quite the feat for me.
I feel slightly out of shape, as I haven't walked my dogs much this winter due to the horrendous cold and some snow storms. Also I attend physical therapy for a hip problem and I was told to keep walking to a minimum for now.
But today I was itching to get out of the house. I do have a few complaints:
I haven't walked much this winter so I feel near heart attack, my back hurts and I didn't wear my knee brace so OUCH!
It's like 5 degrees out and I forgot to wear a hat and scarf so I'm a bit numb from the neck up (I DID wear gloves though!)
The south side of Herkimer sucks so next time I walk I'm taking my husband or someone with me.
But all in all I have to say the walk was refreshing. And I feel a great thankfulness in my heart to God that I have working legs and I CAN walk. I may have a hip and knee problem which causes great pain in my back but I CAN walk. I may not be in great shape but I CAN walk. And I am thankful for that.
Therefore, I have decided that even when our Jeep is fixed, I will still walk to the store if I don't need a lot and it's nearby (which I do live nearby several stores). What's the sense in driving a few blocks when you can walk?