Sunday, October 10, 2010

Don't Underestimate Your Abilities

Today I decided to challenge myself to walk the entire length of the river trail near my house. All together it is 4.6 miles. Several times along the way I nearly talked myself out of it, whining in my head...I'm tired, my legs hurt, this is too long...etc. But in the end I went the whole way! Woohoo! I wonder how many other times in my life did I let my mind convince me I wasn't strong enough to do something and let myself give up? Had a great walk and I didn't die! I will walk just a little more today and then I will be able to add a full 5 miles to my countdown ticker for the day.


  1. Congrats! I used to talk myself out of stuff like that all the time!! I have since overcome some of them. I once read a bike rider who said the key is to go 1/2 as far as you want to away from home and never do laps. That way the only way you can get back home is to finish. I have tried his method and it works pretty well.

    Good look with the continued walking!!


  2. Great thought some point you have to walk your ass back lol.