It's been 5 YEARS since I took my first steps on a prosthesis!
On February 11, 2011, Prosthetist Tim propped me up between the parallel bars and uttered those words I'll never forget... Big step with the right. Small step with the left.
I was off!
The road hasn't always been smooth, but I'm grateful every day to be moving.
Today, 5 years later, I'm away at a state educational conference in Hershey, PA. It's an accomplishment -- traveling here on my own -- but it also means that I'm SITTING most of the day.
By 5 p.m., I'm itching to celebrate. Just in time for a brilliant sunset, I escape outside TO WALK.
One mile. 24 degrees. In the parking lot of the convention center. (There are no sidewalks in sight!)
It's too cold to check my Fitbit, and my face nearly freezes off, but I'm determined to capture the day. And to take you -- my friends, family, blog followers, support team, and pit crew -- along with me!
Here's what I come up with...
I'll never be a "vlogger," but I do have fun :)
Happy Walking Day!
Thanks for 5 years and so much more!