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The big hill

Monday, June 17, 2013

I had a challenge last week to do something out of my comfort Zone. Well first let me give you some background information.
I walk now 6 days a week. I live in a rural area and love just walking out my door when I want to and head down the road. One direction I have to cross over a busy highway and I am only on it for about 250 feet and then leave onto another shady quiet road. The other direction is continuing down my road through very wooded area and at about 1/2 mile I run into the large HILL. Its a bluff so to speak. The road drops off and falls for about 1/4 mile and there is approx. an 8 % decline and then to nothingness. There is another 1 mile with no houses, a bumpier road and lots and lots of trees. In the middle of the hill I cross over to another county so the road is in MUCH worse shape. I NEVER walk down it because that means coming back up !!! I did walk it about 10 years ago right after we moved here and it was Summer and I almost died. So I have been doing loops and circling back and forth the whole last year.

So this Spring when it was " cooler" I walked it twice. Both times coming back up I had to stop and pant and my breath was so loud that I would have been "embarassed" for someone to see or hear me. My heart beats "LOUD" in my ears and my chest heaves and I look crazy !
Sweat saturates my shirt and runs done into my eyes and lets just say " ITS NOT PRETTY " !!

So I decided I would trevail and try it again..... its been my fear ...... no ... not a fear but my little challenge in the back of my mind..... just hanging around chanting.... " you can't do me.... you can't do me..... you're afraid..... you're too weak " !
Well I have now walked it once a week two weeks in a row ...... and wait for it........
NO STOPPING.... either time..... NOT ONCE..... I just plodded right on up it.. bad knees ,,,,, older woman that I am and I feel sooooooooooooooo strong and so invincible !!
Its such a great feeling. That hill has been there all these years and I've let it stop me from going that direction ! Not anymore !!

In the words of Helen Ready ( msp), I apologize because I am not sure how to spell her name possible Reddy ?


Have a blessed day all

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    Glad you are meeting the challenge. As Miley Cyrus sings ""I can almost see it.
    That dream I'm dreaming, but.... There's a voice inside my head saying
    You'll never reach it..... Every step I'm takin'.......Every move I make...
    Feels lost with no direction,......My faith is shakin'......
    But I, I gotta keep tryin'.....Gotta keep my head held high....
    There's always gonna be another mountain....I'm always gonna wanna make it move... Always gonna be an uphill battle....Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose....
    Ain't about how fast I get there.....Ain't about what's waitin' on the other side
    It's the climb...

    You did it, you made the climb, now do again and again..Always gonna be another mountain!!!

    Thanks for your mature advice on deaing with a teenager. I really don't want to build a wall between my child and myself. I know being a friend to her is slowly dissolving. I have told her that I can't be her BFF when she was little and that has never changed. She loves me very much and that makes it harder to maintain a safe and firm parental distance.

    Very best wishes on your success!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2340 days ago
    Glad you have conquered it. I feel that way about weight lifting. It's hard but I do it even though I dread emoticon it! emoticon
    2341 days ago
    GREAT job conquering the hill! A friend and I walked a half marathon last year (I was supposed to run it, but was injured and didn't get to train plus the few days prior to it, I was on IV antibiotics and had a serious infection on the back of my thigh). Anyway, it was in Washington, DC and while a good part of DC is flat, one area has HUGE hills. The map showed the hills ended at about mile 6, so I remember telling my friend we were past the worse. However, looking ahead approaching mile 8, I saw the largest and steepest hill I think I've ever seen. My friend was distraught thinking there was no way she could do it, it was that big. I chugged along, got a second wind and raced (ran) up the hill and then ran back down to get her and helped her up it. After that, we felt like we could rule the world, LOL.
    2343 days ago
    Yeah Christine - I know exactly how you feel. I have a similar hill that I have had the same relationship with. I conjured mine early this spring when the road was just starting to thaw. Now I walk it any time I feel like it, with no worries. It's a great feeling - now find another hill to conquer. You can do it! emoticon
    2343 days ago
    Great job! I am so proud of you!!!! I'll bet Helen Reddy would be proud too! emoticon
    2343 days ago
    This is AWESOME!!!! Is there a cheering Emoticon??? Yes there is!!
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    I am so happy for you!!!!
    2343 days ago
    emoticon Congratulations, that is great!
    2344 days ago
    emoticon You are strong and invincible.

    emoticon Much success on your journey! emoticon

    2344 days ago
    This is GREAT Christine! Way to go!
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