Saturday, June 21, 2008

THE CRUSADES - by dougal macdonald Chief Evangalist - Day 11

In your terms it's micky mouse for me it's HUGE.

I came out of hospital 3 weeks ago and struggled to walk 50mtrs. Today I walked 5+ kms....

Looking back to 3 weeks ago, if someone had said "you'll be walking 5kms + in 3 weeks time I would have been reaching for a phone to book them into a nuthouse. Yet here I am, having done it...and feeling fantastic.

Isn't life a gift.

Go do something that'll make you feel really good today and ladies that doesn't mean heading for D&G or DKNY or PRADA or JIMMY CHOO's and so on...I mean do something really simple for someone else....I promise you'll feel better than if you had bought a really expensive pair of shoes. ummm, well maybe not, but do it anyway.

11 comments:

Mike Groom said...

Fantastic effort on the walk Dougal. You'll be walking a marathon soon :)

www.kalililla.com said...

5+ km!?!? AWESOME, Dougal!!

dougal said...

Mike, Thanks Buddy, tho, I'll feel a whole lot better when I can do a full resistance session - with weights. LOL

Lil - not bad huh!

Debbie said...

Very nice thoughts today Dougal about doing something FOR someone else to make yourself feel good.

Michael said...

Dougal, great job mate!!!! You are an amazing guy. You have done so much during your recovery. I hear you on doing something for someone else. Honestly, just a smile at a stranger is uplifting. I'm with you!

Shari Kraft said...

You are just the greatest! I have really enjoyed watching your progress. I really mean that. As for doing something for someone else...that's easy! How fun to make someone's day. Even if it's just a smile or a helping hand. Have you ever tried smiling at people while you are grocery shopping? I do this all the time. It's funny....most people return the smile, but then there's the ones that just look at you with a dead look in their eyes. They don't connect. I don't care...they probably so shocked that someone actually reached out to them that they can't react! Try it! It's fun.

Daniel GP said...

Your will power and positive energy, coupled with your passion for what you do will get you much further than those 5+km Dougal, of that I am sure.

Whats next, 10km? :)

Marbella said...

Hi Dougal,
This is what happened today. I didn´t do anything. I could not make myself (maybe my throat, maybe not, dunno), and I thought about Amigo Dougal...I really did think that you would be doing so much, and here I am not. Tomorrow am back on board. Am not going to feel fat, am going to battle this war again, and am going to do 5+ kms just like you did. If my friend Dougal can do it, by dang I can too. Thanx for being a help to me. For showing me what a real man can do when he puts his mind to it.
Lynda

Meredith said...

What an inspiration...you are coming back better than ever!

Buffedstuff said...

Life is indeed a beautiful and precious gift. The most important things in life you can never buy...love, peace and hope and a second chance. I pray you will grow stronger and stronger,experience much love, be at peace and that hope will provide you with clarity on your darkest days. ;)

dougal said...

Debbie, thank you...doing for others ALWAYS makes you feel better

Michael, thanks for the support buddy. In my eyes I'm just doing what I need to to get well. I'd like to pull a few million people along with me though.

Daniel, thanks for the visit man. 10kms mmmmmmmmm!

Lynda..DON't, beat yourself up. Just start small and take it day by day. You CAN do this.

Meredith, Thank you I WILL BE BETTER THAN EVER

Buffed Stuff..with you guys around me, how could I fail. Thank you