Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Back in the Saddle!

I'm really happy to report that whatever was plaguing me last night has passed. After last night's discouraging training walk, I was eager to get back out there and try again. I'm so glad I did! I walked this morning out in the neighborhood and had a glorious time. The weather is beautiful - clear blue sky, low humidity, slight breeze, and temps in the mid 70's. I called in to work and got the day off, and have been enjoying myself to no end!

I walked for an hour, and ventured just a tiny bit into the state park that is near my neighborhood. Those 15 minutes in the woods on this picture-perfect day were just enough to bring me a sense of calm that was just what I needed. After I got home, I mapped the route and was happy to discover that it was 2.85 miles long - about a half mile longer than I expected. This gives me another easy, local option for a quick route, with the added benefit of an easy nature walk as part of it.

I know that this journey toward the 3-day event is going to be filled with starts and stops, highs and lows, ups and downs. Anytime you embark on an aggressive plan, you have to expect bumps along the way. Knowing that I've never been a "fit" person, training for a 60 mile walk is setting a high expectation, to say the least. Those of you reading this blog who exercise regularly might wonder "what's the big deal?" But to me, this is definitely a big deal! Just getting up out of a chair is a feat in itself for me some days!

So this morning I'm so happy to know that I've made it through a low moment and have regained momentum. I feel able. I feel eager. I feel motivated. I'm ready to keep going.

This feeling is definitely a keeper!

1 comment:

  1. And that's what you have to do while training for the 3 day... just keep walking. On days when it was rough to train, I reminded myself it was better than chemo. On days when it was really really rough, I would just tell myself, "one foot in front of the other, that's all you have to do. just keep putting one foot in front of the other". You CAN do this!