Monday, November 12, 2012

First Slog



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Dan and I walked the whole lake today, 2.8 miles. Last week, Dan took me in a wheel chair. At that point I was only able to walk about 1/5 of the way. I've done a few different walks, small little ditties, but today I decided to get nuts. When I get frustrated, it fires me up. Dan took a video of my first little run (I thought he was taking a couple of pictures). I look like such a goober because I'm so exited. I figure if I'm fighting a headache I might as well take any break in pain and use it to my advantage! We drove down to the lake, grabbed a coffee, walked the lake - speaking dreams aloud, solving all of our problems and then completely inspired I decided to start slogging (jogging at the same speed of a slow walk). I didn't go far, but it spurred my belief that maybe I can slog completely around lake by the end of the month!

I need to get my heart rate going. It makes me feel alive. Today I felt more me like me in over a month. Dr Liau is truly a miracle maker. The recovery from the first surgery was massive, I'm looking forward to blowing this one out of the water!

15 comments:

  1. You slog like a rock start and looked super cute in your boots and hat! Woohoo for another milestone and happy day for you two!

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  2. So so happy for you!! Your smile tells the story... you are moving past the pain and into the beauty of life. Just walking, slogging, moving in the fresh crisp air, breathing it in, and appreciating the moments, and setting goals for future days. Way to go sweet girl, showing us all what you are really made of!! You rock, and sister keep on rockin, you got this!!!!!

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  3. You are incredible and I am in awe of all that you give and share with the world!!
    Thank you!!

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  4. I am so, so impressed with you! You are an inspiration and it makes me happy to see you happy! There are tears of joy streaming down my face at seeing you "slogging" and not looking a bit like a woman who just recently had brain surgery. You are so strong to be positive through so much pain. Thank you and Dan for sharing your beautiful smile with us.

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  5. Having just recovered from hip surgery I can honestly say, you not only rock you roll. Roll on sweetheart. XXOO

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  6. Why did I just start crying while watching that video? Oh, because you two are so adorable and the joy on your face as you slogged! Proud. Love YOU!

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  7. Love love love to see you smile! And oh so proud of your successful walk!

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  8. Look at you GO! You are incredible Jess and I am so happy that you are getting back to the things you enjoy! Love your beautiful smile that you flashed at Dan! Keep moving forward-you are doing great!!! Love, Patti

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  9. the smile says it all...keep on keeping on...

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  10. This made me smile so big, and then it made me tear up. You are amazing. WAY TO GO! Way to get the tears flowin'! You're doing great!

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  11. Slow(slog) and steady that is what I say.Great to see that smile.
    Slog On!
    Prayers continue for each day to be better for you and Dan.

    Love Rich and Andre.

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  12. OH JESS!

    YAY, you are the CUTEST thing on the planet!!! I can't even stand it! :) Best. Video. Ever. YAY for you! I loved Dan's v/o cameo too! Way to go Jess! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

    Oh you are just too cute! xx

    All our love,

    Steph and John

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  13. So jazzed for you Jess! Look forward each day to your blog. Waiting for joyful Jess to pop up, and boy did she. Your smile lights up a lot of lives, we are all cheering you on. Please feel all the love and support coming your way, and hit the delete button in your brain for all the rest of the yucky stuff. Keep only the good stuff, be stingy, surround yourself with good, healing, happy, silly, wonderful, warm thoughts. Make lots of new beautiful memories, enjoy the small things, for they always end up being the big things later!!!

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  14. That's awesome, Jess. Keep up all the hard work. I know it's a long and sometimes discouraging process. It will continue to keep getting better! Take care my friend, Jessica

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  15. You are incredible, Jess. I appreciate that you are sharing your story; it is truly amazing and inspiring.

    This made me smile today so I thought that I'd pass it along: http://drewbmac.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/dog-portraits-that-will-take-your-breath-away-019.jpeg?w=960

    Apparently he/she is not ashamed of the cone of shame! Haha.

    Byron

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