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I am trying very hard to get healthier and a part of that is increasing the amount of exercise that I get. Yesterday I walked a mile and a half. I was surprised at how hard it was. Part of the difficulty was because I have this horrible cold and unless I am constantly using cough drops, I cough. The other reason is because we took Lenita's dog, Hoppy, with us. He walked really fast the first lap around. The second lap though he was thinking differently, as was I. I was happy to be there, happy that I was doing well enough I could do the walking, and determined to be able to do what I can to get more healthy and feel better. What was funny though is that the second lap around Hoppy kept trying to lie down in the grass. He is so cute! A big dog though and needs his exercise (as do I).

Lenita has three dogs and I have one. So, we have decided to rotate so that all the dogs get the chance to come and walk with us. Eventually I am sure we will take more than one dog at a time, but for now we are starting with just one. Anyway, we walked a mile and a half and I am sore. Not sore in the way I expected though. My legs don't really hurt.....I am actually doing quite well. It is the bottom of my feet. They are VERY sore. Maybe I need different shoes? I'm not sure, but I do have a couple pairs of walking shoes and so I will try a different pair tomorrow. Hopefully that will do the trick.

So, enough about that! Next week I am going to Yakima for a NMSS program. It is a research symposium about Nervous System Repair & Protection. It should be good. There are 4 of us from the Tri-Cities that are going to attend. Lenita, Donna, Laura, and I have decided to go and make a day of it. Should be fun, not to mention educational. I will update all of you on what I learn!

Other than that, not much is going on right now. I am still trying to get over this cold. My sister's birthday was on Tuesday and so we are having a BBQ to celebrate her birthday with the family on Saturday. Next week brings the typical....appointments, walking, and of course the trip to Yakima. I hope you are all doing well. Take care of yourselves and have a great weekend!


mdmhvonpa said...

Be careful with the dogs ... with 2, they tend to egg each-other on and you may find yourself flat on your back!

Anonymous said...

i'm glad you are able to walk, and that you take advantage of it. the trip to yakima sounds good, too. enjoy!

Christina K. Brown said...

just stole a few moments to stop in and see how you have been!!!!!

Great job on the walking!



Blinders Off said...


You were guided to my sight at a time I need to hear about the new treatments that are soon to be available, thank you for sharing the information.

I hope you are over your cold. Thanks for the link and I will do the same.

Czes Kulvis said...

Hi Jaime,

That's correct.

I am living with these problems every day for more than 10 years already.

Every MS-er must to learn to live with it

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