I think this video of my inaugural walk on the treadmill after two plus years away says it all.
I hear crying is very aerobic.
Y'all, if you can, go take a race walk around your kitchen and yell, "YAHOO!" on my behalf. I just can't put into words what this means to me. After extensive foot reconstruction and two years of pain with every step, THIS is what I've been working toward.
I ended up walking for 18:17 which my treadmill said was one mile. Our treadmill doesn't measure quite right but since it's the only measure I have, I'm going with that. And I didn't use an I-Pod or a movie or any other distraction. I just walked along, beaming. I swear, I lit up the whole freaking basement with my smile.
I'm feeling very lucky and so grateful for my good doctors.