Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Now I've gone and done it!

Doubt is like green algae on a pond.  It takes over if you don't get rid of it.  I struggle with doubt all the time.  Today I overcame my doubt, hit the trail and did the entire loop.  Wasn't so hard once I got going.  It is a little less than 4 miles.  I have friends that do it all the time.  I've done it once before.  But today I did it and actually enjoyed it. 

There was one point in the first 30 minutes where I asked myself what was I thinking that I could go up the mountain today.  I think it was at the point that Tazz was straining to go up and Fin was dragging me down (she is not the best hiker).  But I just kept putting one foot in front of the other, told Fin to get moving, and at the top...just kept going.  We made the first summit (where I usually turn around) in 8 minutes less than last time (well it was 90 degrees last time I hiked up)!

My buddy asked me last week.  Why don't you just do it Vici?  It was a valid question.  I guess I was worried that I would fail.  Today I decided just keep going.  How can you fail.  it is a frigg'n circle. 

I had three "people" encounters, runners (damn them), one bicycle, and on the way down three horses.  Other than that, it was me, Fin, Tazz, and nature...and of course, my mind.

Got home, tossed the dogs in the pool, washed up and went back to work.  What a great day!


Diana said...

WhooHooo!!! Congrats!

Kathy said...

You came, conquered, YEA, good job-bet it feels sweeeeet!

Elf said...

Good work! When I hike by myself, I'm much more likely to decide I'm done than when i hike with others, so I'm also not always good at pushing myself a little. So I have great respect for someone who can overcome the premature "I'm done" signals and keep on keepin' on!

Celeste said...

Well done!!

Anonymous said...

Good job!