Today we celebrated life together with a 13.1 mile walk on the beach. Yep, that’s a half marathon. It’s been about 8 months since Bill’s surgery on his right ankle. I can’t begin to adequately express how proud I am of him. He’s also lost 27 pounds. Bill decided on Monday that he wanted to accomplish a half marathon distance before we leave Florida. Yesterday he decided that we would do it today.
We normally walk 5-6 miles a day, so that is a little over twice what we normally do. I see this as a tribute (or side effect) of what attending to your health can do for you. We didn’t run, and we didn’t stroll. Our time was very acceptable to both of us. I am wondering how many people can simply decide that they are going to walk 13.1 miles the next day – just because they can. We are both signed up for a half marathon in November – in person is our hope, but virtual will do. We have a baseline now to work from.
While we are not yet “on the road again”, we are hitting the pavement/beach and making it count. And we count our blessings for being healthy enough to do this!