Oprah Winfrey celebrated a health milestone in the new year.
On Instagram, Winfrey shared several videos of herself and some friends completing a demanding hike. This is a significant milestone considering that Winfrey had two knee replacements in late 2021.
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Winfrey shared various videos where she excitedly discussed her progress. She was accompanied by friends, among them, Gayle King, for a five hour hike. While they seemed exhausted, they were happy and proud of their achievement.
“Here’s a big deal,” said Winfrey on the clip. “A year ago I had knee surgery and I couldn’t walk. So I’m an ad for new year, new you,” she said, moving around excitedly and making her friends laugh. She captioned the post, “During this “gratitude” hike I am also grateful for my new knees that carried me through this journey. A year ago I couldn’t walk and I finished 2022 walking 10.2 miles up a mountain. God is good,.”
Winfrey shared other videos of herself and her friends looking exhausted after their hike and sitting down in order to enjoy a picnic with some bread and various types of cheese. “Once we made it to the top, we celebrated with a BREAD picnic! As you walk into this new year, take this as a reminder to put one foot in front of the other,” she wrote.
The last video on Winfrey’s Instagram feed shows King completing her walk, which took her 7 hours instead of 5 hours. “I think I did see Jesus,” she said, making everyone laugh. At another point she asked one of her friends to hold her backpack. “How did @gayleking do during our 5-hour hike? (7 hours for Gayle, actually.) Here you go—she says her toes hurt today,” wrote Winfrey.