Wednesday, January 20, 2010

An Impulse to Soar

It will be two weeks tomorrow since the surgery and recovery is much better than expected. I can't run or swim yet and can't road bike either, but I can walk. Walked briskly for over an hour this morning and rode my indoor trainer for an hour also. Down time has tried to seduce me but today when I felt the sweat, I knew this is my home. And like a homesick child, I have such pent up need to feel that sweat on my brow and to hear the sound of my own heightened breathing. Like Helen Keller wrote, "One cannot consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar." God willing I will be "soaring" again tomorrow.