Thursday, October 23, 2008

Freedom and Celebration

First I want to thank Beth at Nutwood Junction for supplying the wine...oops, I mean the picture of the wine and wine glass. I snagged it from her blog. Thanks, Beth!! (sip) The latest pictures on the side bar represent my state of mind after knee surgery: freedom and celebration. I feel like a 19 year old again. No pain and raring to go. But my 61 yo (soon to be 62 on Nov 1st) body just doesn't want to hear it! So call me 39. That's OK. I am pain free...reason enough to celebrate. Today I took Sheba for our usual 2.5 mile walk around a beautiful wooded nature trail which surrounds Haverford College (Bryn Mawr, PA). The leaves have turned and the view is spectacular. The Canada Geese must have gotten the report that I was home and raring to go because they honked and flapped their wings rhythmically as if in salute to my coming. They even got up into a flight formation and flew around the pond for a moment. I swear it was in recognition of my homecoming!! (giggle) Even Sheba felt the change. She was energetic and wanting to chase anything that looked suspicious. THAT was how I tore my meniscus. She was leashed, but acted as if she were free...and boom! off she went in one direction, I in the opposite direction, and the rest is history. So I was careful and paid close attention to Sheba. I kept her leash tight, but not too tight. When we got to the open field, I took off the leash and let her run. She ran like the wind. I could feel myself running with her. It was exhilarating! Watching her, that is. When we got home, I continued my celebration with 10 leg lifts and arm rolls, lots of stretching exercises, and walked a flight of stairs 6 times. I rode my stationary bike for 10 minutes, too. I blew it all with an egg sandwich for lunch. But that's OK. I got up. I got out. I exercised. This is something I couldn't do for the past year and a half. It felt like freedom.

18 comments:

Stuart said...

There is nothing to me more fabulous than watching a dog running........

Stuart said...

There is nothing to me more fabulous than watching a dog running........

Beth said...

Hey, you're welcome for the wine! ;) I just do Google image searches for many of these pics. It's amazing what is out there!

Sounds like you had a fabulous day. You must feel like you got a Get Out of Jail Free card!

Hugs, Beth

Jan said...

Very well done ,Im worn out now reading about all your activities lol ..love Jan xx

D said...

glad you got out.. take the camera with you next time ;) Sounds like you will be getting around much more now too... good for you!
hugs

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Glad you were able to get out and about :o)

Alice said...

I don't think that egg sandwich could do much harm after all that activity. So glad you're pain free:).....alice

Missie said...

I wish I could run in a field like that. It must be so freeing, if that's a word, for dogs. Enjoy your night.

Debbie said...

I wish my body felt like it was 39 again, I've slowed down alot since then. It's good to hear you are able to get out and about again.
Hugs
Debbie

Joyce said...

I am so happy for you. Be careful with that wine when you are riding that stationary bike. lol
Hugs, Joyce

Tracy said...

sounds like it was a good day! hugs

Searching for Peace said...

I love walking my dogs. It makes me feel energetic.I havent dont it in awhile due to my depression. Maybe I should get out and make myself do it inspite of it. I am so glad that you are feeling better. The egg sandwich probably wasnt all that bad for you. You are doing great!! Keep it up!..hugs, Christine (struggling with my life)

Janie said...

Scorpio too. lol Glad that you are pain free.. that is great! Wow! you are walking great so soon! Have a wonderful weekend. Janie

a corgi said...

so good you are doing so well after your surgery! I'm glad you were able to enjoy and walk with Sheba :)

betty

Lucy said...
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Lucy said...

I think it is great that youi are pain free. Way to go. My 78 year old body is screaming at me, to stop but I will keep on. I will never bee 100% but at nearly 79 I will take what I can get. Lucy

Jan said...

I tried to watch your video ,but it came up as unavailable,Iwill try againm later ...love Jan xx I have been posting
http://serendipitylives-jan.blogspot.com/

Indigo said...

Sounds like Bliss....I want your energy and attitude when I reach your age! (Hugs)Indigo