The First Comeback Kilometer

Today I walked an entire kilometer, without stopping.

An entire kilometer!

My last, post-injection, walk was a quarter of a kilometer, but today I managed a full one. Go me!

I’m using the treadmill, to ensure that I don’t jar my back (under doctor’s orders!) and it was kept level. It wasn’t easy. The last quarter was painful, but I was determined to finish on a round number! Being a tad obsessive isn’t always a good thing!

I followed it with a tough bike ride; last time the bike ride was easy – this time my thighs were letting me know that they’d also just walked the furthest they had in a year!

I was so proud, I logged the distances on Map My Fitness and tweeted and shared my achievement.

It is, however, a really beautiful day and I would love to have walked that kilometer with Murphy, down through the woods. The uneven ground makes this a total no-no and I have to content myself with progress made on a treadmill in my own backyard whilst watching old episodes of Star Trek.

And I am content.

I walked an entire kilometer!

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4 thoughts on “The First Comeback Kilometer

  1. You are right to be proud and content, on Cloud 9. At last, a step in the right direction that must feel like a huge milestone on your comeback trail. Best Wishes Julie……

    1. Thanks Ian! It’ll be a long time before I’m allowed to run, if ever. At the moment I have to wait it out and content myself with walking, cycling and swimming – all within a gym. I can’t tell you how tempted I am to push the speed up on the treadmill, but I mustn’t!

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