I went for a run today. This was the first one in a long time, perhaps over a year. Why start now? It was not a decision to start good habits, it was because I have to do an army physical next week. I figured a run was as good a way as any to prepare.
Why is this a big deal? One year ago I was not running. One year ago I was barely walking. I could only get around with a cane. When I think about where I have come from it is quite overwhelming. I was seriously imagining being in a wheelchair. In fact with my bald head and wheelchair I was going to make my students at Emmanuel Bible College call me Professor X. But there was no wheelchair. There was a slow and steady improvement with hiccups here and there.
Many soldiers may dread doing the physical but I am just thankful that I am healthy enough to try it.