Leave The Light ON

“How could I have been so stupid???”

Actually, that’s not what I said after I walked into a piece of furniture barefoot. It was only two words, and they can’t be repeated here.

Two words that I kept repeating; well, yelling after it happened.

Today’s post is about a VALUABLE lesson I recently learned.

Valuable lesson

One that I hope will save you some pain and lost steps.

And yes, it does tie into our walking habit this month. See if you can figure out how and why.

So it was about 3AM the first night of my vacation. And I was heading for the bathroom (because of all the water I drink).

The only problem was it was very dark and I was unfamiliar with the layout of the room. You can probably guess where this is going.

As I attempted to find my way, I took my turn a little too wide and slammed my left foot into a very hard piece of furniture.

And that’s when I yelled “#!%!  *$@&!”.

The thing is, we can’t change what’s happened to us in the past. We can only learn from it (hopefully), then move on.

And then try to help someone else so it doesn’t happen to them. 

So what’s the takeaway? Don’t go on vacation…???

Of course not!

The valuable lesson here is to leave the light ON.

Valuable lesson

Not the room light. I don’t want to disrupt your sleep, that’s too important. The bathroom light will do. You can even leave the door cracked if it’s too bright. Then at least you’ll be able to find your way, without an injury.

I’m on the mend and looking on the bright side. A break from exercise is good for you once in a while. So I’ve taken a few days off from my exercise routine to heal and recharge. But my daily walking routine has been put on hold for a while – hopefully not too long.

And if something like this does happen to you, ice is important for the first 2 to 3 days. 20 minutes on and 20 off. Keep it elevated as much as possible. And take some Advil for the swelling.

Okay, that’s enough about me. Here’s an article on 10 Amazing Benefits of Walking.

I hope you are reaching or getting close to your 10K a day!

Remember: Progress not perfection.

Thank you for sharing your time with me. I hope you found value.

Now it’s time for YOU to take action…

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