What keeps you going?

My morning road ride got me to thinking, what keeps you going?

As the hill loomed ahead, I was stopped at a safe side of the road resting and catching my wind.  Having come down Kenneth, the road was clear but as I rested I could hear the train getting closer to crossing at 159 and Kenneth. As I looked up the long hill, I realized this is going to give me extra needed space on the narrow road.  Quick!! time to get back on the bike and start peddling.  Push.  Don’t stop until the top. You can do it.

My head said I could do it!  My legs were doubting my head.  My breathing was ready to agree with my legs.  My head kept us going.  Just a little further.  You can do it.  and suddenly we were there. Head exploding and legs saying I told you so, but still we were there at the top of that little Kansas hill. As i got off the bike, a jeep passed me on the way down.  He looked me straight in the eye and gave me a thumbs up.  I smiled and thumbs up back that I was a-okay. yeah!!  I made it!! Thumbs up is right!  In the distance you could hear the train guards dinging that they were about to go up.  That was the end of my break.  It was time to get back on the bike and finish my ride.

As i’ve trained these last 12 weeks, I’ve broken down the “I can do it” into small increments.  If can run just to the next signpost.  I can do this hill and then take a break.  I can get to the gym even if it is only for a smaller workout.  I know I will feel better after accomplishing my goal.  Even if it is that smallest goal of running to the next sign post.  I did it.  And that means the next goal won’t be so insurmountable that I won’t try.

So then.  What keeps you going?  What do you want to try next?

 

 

a good day

What a wonderful Wednesday.  I slept all the way thru 9 hours last night.  Work was focused and fantastic for a month end.  Scout ate a minimal amount of items in the house.  Sean got home early and we had a family dinner.  a good day indeed.

Training today was easy peasy.  30 minute elliptical watching star trek nex gen, Rascals.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rascals_(Star_Trek:_The_Next_Generation)

4 team members including Picard, have their ages reduced/reversed when beaming out of a shuttle craft.  Couple fun scenes that hit the memory.  My 1st is Giunan taunting Ro Laren into having fun!  Yes, despite all our memories, we turn to our have FUN moments.  Even recreating them as adults is more promising.  We know why we want to go to that space and time.  But don’t go there as escape.  Embrace and enjoy your transformation. My 2nd is these adults realizing that they can overcome their obstacles by embracing the things the hate most.  That is they hate they are now Young again.  But when you embrace your “situation” (or age) you can overcome anything!

Final training tonight, was easy laps.  Just 30 minutes.  before getting to the pool, I stopped by SwimKwik and picked up some hand scoops and ear plugs.  After yesterday, I realized the extra little h20 int he ears was really annoying and not helping  me relax  The water earplugs both kept out the water but really reduced the kid sounds too.  NICE.  The swim mitts, changed the upper body work out.

Well.  tired and enjoying watching David Blaine with my youngest.

 

Be one with your world.

Challenge others reality.