Saturday was Good for Me!
10:28PM, Mon. Oct. 15, 2007
Okay I am starting to feel pumped. This past Saturday I completed a 3 mile walk ! My shirt was drenched and I ran out of water 2.5 miles later. You know sometimes we get these signs that come for some reason. Well I had a few inspirational signs. The first one was that I saw some of my members from http://www.meetin.org, as they cheered me on to keep going.
Next a group of face pace walkers called out "walker" as the passed me. I made them laugh saying "Yea, walker with a flat". at this point I had gone 1.5 miles and that gave me the energy to keep going. Then, I do volunteer support with Keep Austin Beautiful (http://www.keepaustinbeautiful.org) , though this was not them, but a different group with kids picking up trash around the lake, and then last my team yelled out good stuff to help pump me up, which I am glad I am on their team. With all the inspirations that I had gave me the feeling as I told myself over and over I am not going to give up, I want to change me, I want better for myself. So thank you to to walking gods for allowing me to experience these inspirations.
I did almost cried cause I was coming to the end of my 3mile walk, my body was tired and I needed another shirt. What made my journey complete was the fact that a team member, and it doesn't matter who it was, but the fact I was not forgotten and someone was their waiting for me at the end. When I met with the rest of the team it felt like I was back with family again as we were being tested for our shoes. then we had an hour or so break. Then it was lunch at ZEN Japanese Restaurant (S. Congress). Their food rocks even though Chronicle foot the bill this time, I may even go back. I finally got to speak with Drew, he is a very cool person. I guess he can stay :-). Then we departed I went home and slept for four hours after my nice cold shower.
I am now pumped and I am starting to believe I can do this. I always wondered
why it is easier coming down stairs than to go up them? Well at that note
I am going to incorporate taking the stairs every Thursday and Friday unless I
am carrying heavy boxes or desktops that need to be delivered. Saturday was a good
Signing off until next week.