I'm enjoying my new walking schedule. My body is craving the stroll. I had a little trouble with my left knee starting to burn. I thought 'oh I need to slow down', but it really didn't help. I didn't want to go back to wearing the brace.
A breeze came to me as I sought God to help me keep up the walking. My stride. I'm seriously like a mad woman on a mission when it comes to walking. I remember the first time I went shopping without my brace - after several months of wearing it. I pushed my cart around like I was a speed walker taking huge steps. I felt it in me knee.
So on my next walk, I purposely shortened my stride. I can still walk as fast as I need to, just not take bigger than I need to take steps. As a benefit to less pain in my knee, my hips didn't get tight. I usually stop to stretch out my right hip twice on my walk. It wasn't necessary today! I just have to praise God for reminding me.
But I was thinking, what else do I start to take big strides through when little one are what's needed?
I get in a rush to get it done. I busy here and there, rushing through my day. Slow down. Take those smaller steps of enjoyment. Joy is what my long strides often step over. I get so concerned about getting to the end that I forget the joy on the way.
I'm going to think about this a little more. I love having a new perspective on how to look at things.