As part of my cardiac rehab (see previous post about being happy to be alive), I have been walking every day since my open heart surgery. For about the first 8 weeks, I could not do much more than walk on my driveway, which is fairly flat. The idea of walking uphill was overwhelming, in part due to anemia, which results in shortness of breath. Now, at eleven weeks since the surgery (nearly 3 months) I am happy to report I am walking about a mile every morning, and half of that is up a pretty steep hill. I am walking up to the “landing” behind our house, where we have our internet relay station that we built a couple of years ago.
I bring a camera with me: sometimes the view is spectacular from the landing. Click image for a bigger view – it’s worth it.