So I am at my fitness center “insanely early” (for me). I started my workout at 5:30. I had been up since 2:30 reading, writing, praying… I had a day full of appointments, so I knew it was early morning exercise or none at all today.
I am on the elliptical machine doing High Intensity Interval Training and I see an older gentlemen moving through the machines. He had a brace on one leg and used a crutch to walk. It was obviously difficult.
A little later when I take a break, I am moving in his direction to use another machine and I stop and say hi, introduce myself and ask how his leg is doing. He tells me it wasn’t an injury, but rather, he has MS. He was diagnosed 10 years ago, but he said the symptoms were there a few years earlier. We move into a conversation which was very moving or me. Here are five thoughts I came away with from that ten minute conversation.