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Listening To Little Voices In Your Head!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Today was quite the exercise day for me and the DW and an exercise in humility. The day started as we planed to do a ten mile hike this morning and when we go up it was foggy and looked overcast and the plan called for hiking the Appalachian trail. We gave it a few hours for the fog to burn off and it turned out to be beautiful blue skies, so up to the trail we went and by the time we got there the clouds rolled over the mountains and the temp. dropped quick. Now we found ourselves sitting in the truck trying to decide whether to proceed on the hike or just give it up for the day. Census says "call it a day and we'll try it again another day" the truck started to pull out of it's parking spot, then this little voice said stop,where are you going and DW asked "what are you thinking?". In my head all these thought were swirling like a tornado "Why are you giving up", "You run in the heat and don't give up, why now?" "Everything you have been training your mind to overcome, these bouts of I'll do it tomorrow, here we go again?", "Your suppose to be a motivator not a quitter!" and a dozen others. So I told the DW my thoughts and her reply "I was thinking the same thing" so back into the parking spot we went. Well we didn't quite make the ten miles but we did five miles, up and down several mountain slopes. The rest of the day was dedicated to getting the rest of the miles hiking near the house. At 9:30 this evening the DW said she was 1000 steps short of 20,000 steps and 13 floors short of 150 floors climbed, so out the door and up the local mountain we went to reach her goals. Total tally for the day 26,526 steps (12.51 miles), 348 fitness minuets, 2 hrs. 19 min. very active min. and 150 floors climbed. It does pay off to listen to that little voice in your head, just knowing which one to listen to is the trick.

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--MAY-- 8/9/2015 2:31PM

    Hey , I have those little Voices but mine are yelling at me!! Great Job

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FRENCHIFAL 11/5/2013 10:25AM

    Wow! Great job on the fitness...and I love the picture!

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FEARLESSNOW 10/11/2013 11:41PM

    Excellent story and very motivational. I read on your main page that you have visited Tortola. That is where my husband and I had our honeymoon. :)

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GRACEOMALLEY 10/11/2013 3:01PM

I love reading stuff like this. It reminds me that we all have these moments and WE CAN overcome them and do what is truly best for ourselves. Thank you so much for sharing!

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GEMINISUE 10/11/2013 1:56PM

    This is great! Doing it together is even BETTER! So proud of both of you.


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HEISTHEANSWER 10/11/2013 10:59AM


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ADAPTOR 10/11/2013 2:45AM

    Wowser you rock! Those are amazing numbers! Gives me something to shoot for tomorrow. Hmmmm. emoticon

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GWINNER1 10/11/2013 12:25AM

    That's the right spirit! It pays to listen to the little voices in your head. emoticon

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GEMLADYONE 10/11/2013 12:21AM

    Yup, it was a great day! And two new badges from FitBit! emoticon

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DWROBERGE 10/11/2013 12:19AM

    Keep focused for success.

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