Here is one measure of my progress.
Today was Kindermusik day. We live within walking distance from the park where the activity is held (~1 mile one way), but today I decided to do the longer loop so I could swing by my favorite coffee shop (Vinaccio) on the way there.
The total mileage today was ~3.75 miles, on a mostly level route.
I’ve walked this route (or a slightly longer variation) many times in the past several months, but today I specifically thought about one day last January (2015).
On that January day, I was 5 months post-partum, and I felt REALLY BAD while walking to the coffee shop. I remember coming to the depressing conclusion at the time that I just wasn’t ready to walk “that far” yet. (Ugh– 3.75 miles wasn’t and isn’t far at all.)
Fast forward to today. It was among my best days yet! I walked feeling REALLY GOOD, and I thought, what a difference ~8 months can make! I felt so grateful.
Today I wanted to be able to go back and reassure my 5 month post-partum self that it was going to get a LOT better!
Today made me happy. Being able to comfortably and joyfully walk to the coffee shop to get a little “hug in a mug” gave me peace. I’m thankful for so much.
I am healed.