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Success Starts with the First Step(s)

Filtered-adult coloring pages done with crayon & I think this was a watercolor or similar filter on Adobe (I liked the coloring best on this filter). Chose this coloring page on purpose because I'm pinning it to the cork board by my treadmill--this is all for ViRALL.
Filtered-adult coloring pages done with crayon & I think this was a watercolor or similar filter on Adobe (I liked the coloring best on this filter). Chose this coloring page on purpose because I'm pinning it to the cork board by my treadmill--this is all for ViRALL.

 Still motoring along. I actually overheated the other day during my workout on the treadmill--odd experience. So I had a very light day and one off day since then, but back at it again. Walked with my friend who is going through a similar challenge (hers is more than twice the distance mine is, however, so she REALLY needs to get her miles in). I actually reinstalled the Map My Miles app on my phone. When I had to stop running, I deleted my Map My Run app, but now they have one for walking, so I don't feel like it is taunting me that I can't run. Seems like such a small thing, but it's like telling a diabetic that they can have this candy or this cake because it's "sugar free" but it just isn't the same. 

I knew when I signed up that I would have to build up to the daily goal, but that isn't affecting my workouts. I know my limits much better now than I did 10 years ago, so I know when I'm pushing too hard for my health (with the exception of overheating the other day--obviously I need to be mindful of that now, too--especially heading into summer). So...I know I will be behind the game for a spell, but plan on exceeding it as I build up my speed walking muscles (which ARE slightly different than running muscles, I am discovering!! My hamstrings NEVER gave me problems before, but I have to baby my right hammie a little bit now.) I am approaching it much like the November novel writing challenge--NaNoWriMo, in that whenever I find a pocket of time to squeeze in a lap (.25 mile), I'm doing it!

Today, I hiked the River Trail with one of my best friends, Nikki. It was so good to be social again--especially outdoors where we could still be social without getting shade! lol I did the same with Bestie Jenn 4 weeks ago in Hudson when the State parks opened back up. The hike with Jenn was when I started considering one of these virtual race challenges, because I was in better shape that day than I thought I was. I'm still in the worst shape of my life, but it isn't as dire as I feared. Nikki is doing the Race Across TN--1000 km by 8/31/20. She started a month ago and hit her 200 miles this week, so she should finish her challenge early. She and I are similar creatures in that we will practically kill ourselves to fulfill a challenge. I've eased up on that mindset a little bit since getting sick to the point I couldn't hide it any more, but I do still get these types of challenges wrapped tightly around my brain.


 

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