I did 3 miles today.
I have been riding a mental roller coaster this week. I am so nervous about my event. I've come so close and I just want to do well. I kept thinking of all sorts of things that could go wrong.
Once I got over all that negativity, I was able to focus on my outstanding achievement. I have been walking five days out of the week for nine weeks. I can hardly believe it.
Slow and steady wins the race. I'm so proud of myself for getting out there and trying. I tried and tried and kept making progress.
Today was real emotional for me. I really wanted to walk 3 miles, nonstop, today. First of all, it was cold and rainy. I wasn't about to let this stop me. I get out to the walking path and there is no one there. I couldn't believe it. Where are all the diehard athletes? Well, I stretched, looked at my watch and started walking. After .25 miles, I saw two women jogging. Okay, I'm not the only dummy out here in this weather trying to exercise. When they passed me, one of them gave me a thumbs up and said, good for you. I almost cried. It made me feel so good to receive encouragement from a perfect stranger. I have no idea why it meant so much to me in that moment, but it did. Here and there, I encountered other on the path. Somehow I felt they understand how important it was for me to be out there walking. I thank them for their encouraging smiles. An hour and twenty minutes later, I was done--literally. I wanted to walk three miles today and I did. For this, I am truly grateful.
I'm going to do this. I'm really going to do this!
3 weeks ago