Out For A Walk

Today, instead of using my break time to play Words With Friends or scroll through Instagram, I decided to go out for a walk. I did not let the fact that the sky was gloomy and the temperature was only somewhere in the vicinity of zero deter me.

Normally, these days, walks of any length are faced with a bit of trepidation. I have a blog in an artery and walking brings need for increased blood flow.  This results in a cramp like pain that can range from annoying to incredibly painful.   My doctor assured me that if I continue to walk, eventually, my body will create enough collateral arteries to facilitate good blood flow.

As I have written, a walk can induce a bit of hesitation on my part.

Today’s walk is by no means long. Long would be something like the Machu Picchu hike I passed on because of my experience with the discomfort.  However, a walk this long was still likely to produce enough pain to force me to take rests along the way.

What makes this Today’s Perfect Moment is that when the walk was over, I did not feel any of the old pains I had been feeling.  Obviously it wasn’t completely painless, but it was much less pain than I normally faced.  Also it receded from memory much quicker once I got to my destination.

If that isn’t Today’s Perfect Moment, I don’t know what is.

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About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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5 Responses to Out For A Walk

  1. Heide says:

    Hooray to a pain-free walk, Anthony! I can’t imagine a better Perfect Moment either.

  2. Hunida says:

    I hope you can facilitate good blood flow more. ♡ Glad you were feeling less pain this day!

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