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Why is it always something?


After I got the ASD closed with the Gore Helex I was up to walking 3 miles at a time, more than I have walked at one time in about 9 years. I had walked it in a little less than an hour and was feeling pretty good about that.

But, yes you knew this was coming…. I tripped over a speed bump in a parking lot, hit my head, broke a bone in my left hand and hit my right knee. That was three weeks ago. I still have a bump and bruise on my forehead and around my left eye, a cast on my left hand and arm and my knee is still swollen. I did not walk much for a week. Now I am up to a mile and a half at a time. I am hoping to be walking 2 miles and then 3 miles again before to long because I want to walk in the 5 K Hog Jog in Smithfield, VA on Saturday, October 12, 2012.

I did walk 3 one mile walks last Sunday so I think I can do it. Wish me luck.




I walked 3.1 miles in 61 minutes last night, pace was 19 minutes.53 seconds per mile. I am sure many can walk faster but this is as fast as I have walked in a long, long time.

In the clover


Walking at work today at lunchtime  in the clover.

I was a bit concerned when I saw the e-mail that tomorrow is the last day of the Walkabout but I am not sure why. I was walking before and I will walk after. I have walked more during the Walkabout and I hope to be able to  keep that up. The family has signed up to participate in Smithfield on the Move so that should keep us moving more.

I thank  Dr. Andrew Weil, Phillip Vasyli and  the workers at Orthaheel USA and Weil Integrative Footwear. Special thanks to  Jen Caudill our Ambassador Coordinator.

I am going to continue to post my steps. and I will post about what is  going on with my heart. Also I will post pictures of Caligula the walking cat.

Last Days of Walkabout


Time does fly by. I have walked more the past three weeks to try out the Balance shoes I got for Dr. Weil’s Walkabout,  a very enjoyable task.  I have walked at local places I had not walked at before like Windsor Castle Park in Smithfield, VA and the track at Windsor High School in Windsor VA. I have gotten one of my friends to walk  more to help her take her mind off her job loss. My family and pets have  walked more.  This has helped us all both mentally and physically.

I have another heart ablation on May 31, it has been moved back one more day, I wish it could be moved up. Then some time after that I will have the atrial septal defect fixed.  It has been a difficult year, finding out what atrial fibrillation is the hard way and finding out about the atrial septal defect that I have always have.  Quite a surprise, but it does explain a lot about my health through the years.

I could sit around and worry about it all or I could get up and take a walk.

Be back later I am going to take a walk!

************ Here I am at the track at Windsor VA,  such a bouncy walk! ************