MY LIFE AFTER CANCEROn this day I took my first walk with purpose. No it wasn't an event, fan-filled walk donning pink hats, shirts, sneakers--well I do have pink sneakers. It was a purpose-filled walk for me and just for me. My purpose to live a new normal with a familiar refrain--fitness.
|My feet on sand... and dirt of course!|
I've told you that during chemo, there were times I couldn't make it from my bed to my patio some twenty-five feet away. But today, almost a year from my first chemo session, I took the walk of my new life.
It was a simple walk, two laps around the park near my home.
It's a fragrant and poignant walk filled with lavender patches you can smell from the street as you approach the park. Other wild-flowers provide a perfectly hued backdrop befitting a pacific sunset.
|Fox Hills Park Trail|
I didn't overdo it, but enough to get me motivated, sweating and in need of at least half of my required daily water intake.
|Scores of lush greenery|
God rewarded me with a few gifts... the sight of a majestic monarch intersected my path. I watched a humming bird stab a trumpet vine. It flitted away, I suspect out of hallowedness, but not before the essence of its beauty stained a moving imprint on my mind.
Today I stand with my feet on the sand... and dirt of course, living the life I want. I can't wait to join Suki at Runyon Canyon, for now Fox Hills Park at Culver City will do more than adequately but abundantly. #LivingthelifeIwant