About 1.5 years ago, at the ripe old age of 32, I needed a cane to walk due mostly to joint problems. It has taken a lot of physiotherapy, orthotics, weight loss and bloody-mindedness to get to a point where I don't need it anymore. But it sits in my closet, waiting, because I have been afraid I might need it again. Then I started C25K, which has been amazing - a miracle that I can run at all, let alone 5K! I am just about to graduate (woot!), and several weeks ago someone asked me what I will do with my cane.
An excellent question: what should I do with my cane? Do I get another one and use them as runners for a tobaggon? Do I donate it to a good cause? Do I wrap it up in ribbons and use it like a banner? Is it a light-saber in disguise?
I was hoping you all might have some good suggestions. It represents the old, hobbled me - who is utterly transformed. Ideally, I will do something special with it this weekend, in preparation for my final graduation run.