Training Session #12- June 13
5:32 am to 6:02 am
Outdoor, 66 degrees
No hurry. No pause.
- 30 minutes of constant walking/jogging.
Spotify Shuffle Surprise:
“Shake”~ The Head and the Heart
Walking/ jogging 1.2 miles–the longest consecutive distance since I started training.
It’s only been 12 days of training and I’m more confident on my feet then I’ve been in a long time (probably since my diagnosis almost 5 years ago). Before training, while walking, I often worried about walking. I’d worry about losing my balance and stumbling. Walking became an act of plotting and fear. Crossing a floor triggered anxiety. Could I navigate through a narrow pass of furniture? Could I ascend and descend stairs without the help of a rail? After 12 days of training I’m beginning to forget about walking while walking. Which is a welcome sign of progress.
Quote I’m Thinking about Today:
“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.”~ Barack Obama
“The man turns back to the mirror. His eyes are deep blue like the child’s. Below his soft chest, beats the heart of a child–boundless and wild. A heart that yearns to play outside again. To run, jump, tackle, and swing. To sweat, to bleed, to get dirty again. A heart that is much younger then the body that holds it.”
“The Man with the Hole in His Brain” is work of creative nonfiction. It’s an ambitious literary attempt to tell my story and further explain why I’m training to run again.