Amy Kelly, Fairfax

WHAT I DID Walked through the emotional pain of a miscarriage.

HOW I DID IT In the summer of 2002, I miscarried twins at 11 weeks gestation. The pain and loss were overwhelming; my husband and I had tried to conceive for a long time and failed previous in vitro fertilization attempts. I found it difficult to get out of bed and face the day.

After a few weeks, I knew I needed to make a change. I started walking every morning for an hour before work. I would cry for the first half of the walk, but by the end would always feel better.

PAYOFF Walking allowed me my time every day to grieve my loss. It made me feel better and get back into shape. Now, I happily take that same walk every day, blessed with my newborn son. I'll never forget how those earlier walks helped me heal.

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