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Day 3

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Today is day 3 of my spark login streak. Yippee! I'm on my way!

This morning I got up and got on the treadmill. After one mile I started feeling a little tired. I noticed that I was slapping the treadmill with my left foot which I normally find myself doing at the end of my walk. After the one mile mark I really wanted to quit. I stopped and stretched.

Onward to mile 2. Phew, sweat, slapping foot, I don't wanna.... Yes Barb, you wanna. You have goals, remember? OK, I will, but I don't want to.

Halfway through - I REALLY don't want to. I am whipped. My knee hurts. It feels stiff and the pain is starting to move down my leg a bit. Barb, you are not a quitter. Keep going. Finish the 2 miles. You are ALMOST there!!! Plod, plod, plod. Yippee, I made it!

OK, one more mile. WHAT? Wait, you said two, not three. But I know you have three in you. You can do this. Quit listening to those silly gremlins in your head who say you can't. You got this! Come on, take it a quarter mile at a time....

Repeat to self: I am able. I AM ABLE!
I am motivated. I AM MOTIVATED!
I am persistent. I AM PERSISTENT!
I am strong. I AM STRONG!
I am a warrior. I AM A WARRIOR!
I am relentless. I AM RELENTLESS!
I am brave. I AM BRAVE!
I am fierce. I AM FIERCE!
I will reach my goal. I WILL REACH MY GOAL!
Nothing will stand in my way. NOTHING!!!
I am a conqueror! I AM A CONQUEROR!

Well, I chanted those phrases over and over and over. Before you knew it that third mile was done! Before you know it I was believing those words! Phew! I am brave! I am strong! I am on my way to reaching that goal!

Move over cupcake, I have places to go!!! I am FIERCE!!!!!
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    Wonderful! I had trouble getting my walk in yesterday too! My youngest grand daughter was in slo-mo and stopping to pick cattails, flowers and generally enjoy a leisurely stroll. So I focused on her enjoyment and she really did not mind me zig zagging all around her and running in spot as I admired her plants and talked with her about cattails, whales and myriad other important topics. Oh to be 6 again and the world is new. At least I can enjoy it through her eyes when I take time to listen. And I got my walk done too! emoticon
    2499 days ago
    You are fierce. But be careful. pain is your body's way of telling you to stop before you hurt yourself.
    2499 days ago
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    Your doing great! You are a warrior!
    2499 days ago
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    emoticon emoticon What a wonderful, inspiring blog post! Good for you! emoticon
    2500 days ago
    "Move over cupcake, I have places to go!!!"
    Awesome attitude!

    ...just also remember, your body is really your best friend... sometimes when it is telling you it is tired, it really is. Injuries at this stage of the game are all too common, and are not easy to come back from.

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    2500 days ago
    Very good. You pushed past your pain. I hope you didn't push too far. You can do anything!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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