MS & I

Friday, June 24, 2016

camping...


A few weeks ago we were able to do a little camping trip with our best friends and their family. I love the out doors and consider my self lucky to live in such a beautiful state. It is defiantly one thing that I wish I could be more involved with. But I was always worried that in my condition it would be more of a pain rather than an enjoyment. After years of saying how much we would love to enjoy more of the outdoors we finally made the decision that a few purchases might make that goal possible.
Last summer Jeff got a part time job (as if he didn't have enough on his plate already!) at the local Sports Authority to get the employee discount and to put some money away to make bigger purchases. Soon walking poles in tow we felt ready to get down and dirty and go camping!

Still rather fearful that it might be too hot, that I wouldn't be able to sleep, or (my biggest fear) not being able to get around the campsite. Oh and to top it off my 2 1/2 year old was coming as well! On the bright side I was also going with my amazing husband who pretty much did ALL of the packing and shopping. And our amazing friends who pretty much made this little get away possible.
one of my favorite parts of the weekend we went on a very short walk/hike to the water falls. The beauty of the falls was really just a perk to what made this day so great. I will talk more about this in another post, but I have really been pushing my self to work out every morning before my daughter wakes up. I start each morning of with 30 minutes of yoga and then 45 minutes of Ti Chi. Feeling like now was the time to really test it out! I surprised myself, husband, and friends as I decided to do little exploring my self. My husband behind my. caught off guard that I didn't turn around for assistance he began to record.

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Oh my goodness! This was all me! I totally shocked my self. Just about a year ago I struggled just climbing the stairs while holding on to the banister. So now I definitely consider myself as someone who is healing from MS and not just someone dealing with MS.