Challenging myself .. even if it hurts.

Friday, October 04, 2013

When I was younger .. I would walk just about everywhere... school... store... grandmas house. Friends, work,etc. As I got older and made a little more money I started taking trains, busses, and even cabs .. a lot of cabs. I ordered or at out more than I needed to... but that was me. That was my life.

Fast forward to the present.. and this 41 year old doesn't walk like she used to. Where did she go? I use to love walking and exploring the city. Even if I took the same routes, paths and streets there was always something new to see.

While I have picked up the walking more I don't walk as nearly enough as I did in my 20's.. or even in my 30's for that matter. I miss that girl.

So last night I decided to walk today. A journey I use to take quite often when I was much younger and didnt always have money for the bus or train. Walking to the beach or lake was something me and friends, as well as my cousins, didn't think twice about. Location? Eastside ... waaaaay east. A good walk. About 90 minutes for me back in the day. This was the journey I decided to take earlier today... much older, a lot more fatter and yes.. slower.

How long did it take me? TWO hours and FORTY FIVE minutes. Same distance, almost twice as long to get there. But I made up my mind that I was going to do this. I had to do this. I won't lie.. after 30 minutes I was already huffing and puffing. But I knew my body would remember these walks and I refused to stop. It was definitely a challenge, and my whole body HURTS especially my legs and feet.

I did it. .... on another note. I won't be doing that again for a

You can accomplish what you set your mind to.
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    That girl is still in there she is just taking in the whole scenery.....

    God bless & keep walking....

    1528 days ago
    thank you... I'll try again in a couple months... it'll be like training for a marathon... for turtles.. lol
    1528 days ago
    I won't go into all my details, but re: the past walking, and then the stopping, and then the starting again, and then the pain: Yea, me, too. However, I haven't started again *this time*...thanks for the reminder!
    1528 days ago
    Wow. Very inspiring! Thanks for posting. Don't worry about the time it took you to walk there, focus on the fact that you walked there!! emoticon
    1528 days ago
    Good for you, it's hard to take that same trip knowing you can't do it the way you did when you were younger. It's hard to admit how much we have let ourselves change. But you did it, keep up the great progress in the right direction.
    1528 days ago
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