Friday, February 24, 2012

Springtime is the land awakening…

  ……..The March winds are the morning yawn.
March is just a few days away.

Yesterday we had a little “Spring Tease”,  It was sunny, warm and gorgeous.  After spending the morning doing laundry, cleaning and everything that I had to get done,  Jodie and I went to the C & O Canal.  We walked for three and a half miles.  We had the camera and snapped some pictures.
Walking sure did feel good. I’ve been having problems with my knee.  I have degenerative arthritis.  I have had two cortisone injections in my left knee so far.  My doctor tells me, that I can only have three injections.  It  seems to me, the more I walk and exercise, the better my knee feels.

I’ve been using my pedometer for the past week,  so I can record how many steps I’m walking a day.  This pedometer also records how many miles I walk and how many calories I burn. Yesterday was the first day I reached over  nine thousand steps.  I’m suppose to be walking ten thousand steps a day.  WOW, that’s going to be a hard thing to do, especially  each and every day. Reaching nine thousand steps required walking over three miles on the trail.  Maybe when spring is here to stay, walking that many steps won’t be that hard to do.

Thanks for reading, life is good...............


Rick and Kathy Rousseau said...

The more you walk the more you will build the leg muscles which will better support the knee which will take away the pain which will allow you to better enjoy life.

Other exercizes will do the same for other parts of the body allowing even more enjoyment of life.

It's about time.

Randy and Terry said...

I have arthritis, too, and absolutely believe that exercise keeps me moving. And I hate that! :) I am not one who enjoys or looks forward to exercising. But, when I don't, my body sure does tell me about it. So, I persevere. :)