I have promised myself that I will move more and walk more in 2013. And not one to wait patiently for a date on the calendar, I started yesterday by walking down to the pond. It has long been my practice to walk to the pond or to the cattle guard at the end of the drive at least twice a week. But I remember earlier years when I walked each and every day, as long as there wasn’t ice or snow on the ground. I need to return to those days!
However, yesterday I learned a little lesson about safety. So I’m amending my resolution to read “I will walk every day, with my walking stick and phone”. No, I didn’t really have an accident. I just stepped in a hole, twisted my knee a bit, and walked back to the house ever so slowly in pain. But on the way back up the hill I thought of my friends who have fallen recently and seriously injured themselves. I thought of the three or four times that I have fallen and broken a bone or two. And I thought a lot about how much easier my return walk would have been with the help of my walking stick!
So…from now on I will be a little more prepared and a little more careful before I walk about. Can’t share photos like these if I fall and can’t get up!