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 ?
I AM STONG
I am INVINCIBLE
I AM WOMAN !
Have a blessed day all