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Saturday, April 14, 2012

This weeks Harry Potter Challenge requires that I right two blogs this week. One about defeating my fitness enemies, and the other about things that stop me from achieving my goals. This ones about the former.

Sooo, enemies. Ya know, I have quite a few of them. I think I'll just write about the ones I take down on Saturdays. Makes it easy.

I'm training for the Flying Pig Marathon with Mom right now. Saturdays are when we get together with our training group for the "long" walks, the ones where we have to go a certain amount of miles. Naturally there are a lot of obstacles, i.e. enemies, to overcome on these days. Tricky sidewalks that like to grab your feet, overhanging plants that try to catch you with their branches, sludge pits and lakes in the middle of sidewalks, traffic lights that are unpredictable, the occasional idiot behind the wheel, not to mention the massive hills that eat your stamina, long stretches of road that try to kill morale, and the occasional bit of horrible weather that compounds everything.

There's only one thing to do in the face of so many enemies. Take them down one by one. I keep one eye on the sidewalk at all times when I walk, and dodge branches and puddles to the best of my ability. Can't do much about traffic lights, but if I have a large enough window, I cross the street any way. Mom and I help each other to spot potential idiots, and always keep a sharp eye on them. Those are easy enemies to beat.

The last three are tougher. They drain you of energy, and make you have to fight to keep moving. I beat all three of these today by chattering with Mom, singing catchy tunes to myself, and telling myself that if my fantasy role models can fly though hurricanes and climb mountain trails in blizzards, then I can power on to the finish line. Sometimes, you just gotta know how to kick your enemies where it hurts.

Well, that's pretty much all I can think of so good night all! I'll see you all in tomorrow's blog!
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  • 4CYNDI
    emoticon Finding ways to defeat those I don't "feel like it" and "it's hard and boring" is a great part of finding ways to surmount all the obstacles in life. Taking them one at a time and sometimes just powering on through will carry the day.

    I'm so proud of you (and your mom). Walking the Flying Pig is a huge achievement. Keep moving.
    2258 days ago
    Whoo hoo for tackling the odds and training regularly with your mum! You're doing a great job!
    2258 days ago
    Good for you for training for such a challenging event! You're doing a great job, and I think you will feel such a sense of accomplishment when you get to that finish line.
    2259 days ago
    That's my girl!! :)
    2259 days ago
    AHHH long stretch of seemingly endless roads! Well done you and your mum for workingout together! Love the singing bit, that's what used to get running at the right tempo (when I did run), now music carries me through all my workouts, it is a must for me!
    Love too the fantazy role models, and wondering what they might look like! Good on you to have a positive idea of what they are like to keep you going! I kind of go into imaginary world too, when I work out, about being responsible for motivating the rest of the class, for exemple, or imagining situations during Combat, works every time to really go for it!
    2259 days ago
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