MS Walk

Another MS Walk is in the books. Number 4 for my team, Em's Slackers.

I'm exhausted today. Yesterday was such a great day, I may have pushed myself a bit too hard...but it was fun while it lasted.


Huge and heartfelt thanks to the Slacker's , the wanna-be Slacker's, the donators, and the helpers.

And thank you to the Walk organizers for bringing back a shortened route this year! In the weeks preceding the big day, I was worried about my energy level (forgetting all about the power of adrenaline). I didn't feel that 7 kms of pavement pounding was in me. So when they announced a 3 km trail, I was thrilled!

If I had walked the 7 km route, I may not have been able to bump and volley around a ball in the backyard. And if I hadn't done that, I wouldn't have fallen down on all fours...four times! I assumed that since I wasn't feeling wobbly, I could run around the yard, with my arms extended in front of me, face directed at the sky, chasing a volley ball. I was wrong.

But the urge to feel the soft leather of a volley ball on my fingertips was too much. That urge over powered the importance for me, to watch straight ahead while moving. The eye-motion relationship is something I struggle with (and protect) daily. It's why I can't browse a store. I knew better... in hindsight.

And today, I rest.

Emily

3 comments:

Hayley Woodgate said...
April 26, 2010 at 3:03 p.m.

Hiya Emily

Came across your blog via a post from Lisa Emrich.. aka MS Bloggers tweet... Congratulations on your walk! Hope you're not feeling it too badly right now.

My partner has MS and I have my own blog called MS Affects Loved Ones Too with my perspective of loving someone with MS.

Here's for a quick recovery from your walk :-)

Smiles
Hayley

Brigitte said...
April 26, 2010 at 3:58 p.m.

Congratulations Emily. You're fantastic. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your well deserved rest.

corina said...
April 27, 2010 at 8:16 a.m.

so happy that i could be part of your walk day and your rest day :)

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