For each day of the last 12 days I have been stringently counting each step I take as part of the the Walk Your AS Off (WYASO) campaign. Now with the second week complete, I can tell you I have done 87,407 steps so far. Although this is a little short of the figure I was expecting, I still feel pretty good about it. Which that is part of the reason I do it after all.
WYASO is more than just a way of raising AS awareness among the yet-to-be informed. It’s also a way of helping us make each other aware of our individual battles that we each endure daily. It is important to remember that just because we are all put in the same bracket – ‘AS patients’ – we are all individuals, and the condition affects us all differently. That might seem an obvious thing to say, but it’s easy for us all to forget from time to time.
Every step counts.
I also encourage you all to stop by and check out the WYASO blog carnival, where a group of AS bloggers (including myself) will be participating. It’s worth a read.
It’d be great to hear from you if you’re taking part in WYASO. I’m keen to know how your all getting on. How are your pedometers working out? I’m thinking of getting a better one, but more on that another time. Just remember:
Every step taken is a step closer to our goal. To the moon!