We did it.
I walked my first 5k since high school today.
I walked with friends who kept me talking, and we finished the course.
It wasn’t about me as a cancer patient, or even a recovering cancer patient. It was just about friendship, and walking with friends and their families for a good cause. (I wasn’t up to pushing a stroller because of the back problem.)
It was awesome.
I’m going to try to push it up a notch this week. There’s a 1k race in Frederick, Maryland on Thursday. Thanksgiving morning. I’m going to try it — and give thanks every step of the way that I’m able to walk again, to run, to be active again, one year later.