fear of roughing it and falling behind

In September, I will walk 60 miles in three days in the Susan G. Komen 3 Days for a Cure event. Yep, this is scary for me, considering I am a 50 year old woman who is at least 50 pounds overweight! And, I hate to exercise.

Not only is this goal extremely important to me, but it is extremely scary for me. Seriously? Walk 60 miles? Sleep in a tent? Roughing it for me any more is a hotel without room service!

My mama was a long term breast cancer survivor. Both of my sisters are breast cancer survivors. I can’t think of any better reason to face my fears than to benefit the fight against this disease.

I know it is going to be hard. It already is. I have to train to even reach a level of fitness to do the official training schedule!. Looking at my progress one day at a time will encourage me for the next day.

When I feel unmotivated and want to blow it off, all I need to do is think of my sisters and all that they went through to survive. That overcomes any fear I may have. Yes, it terrifies me when I think of this goal I set for myself, but I am going to do this!

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3 Responses to fear of roughing it and falling behind

  1. classyrose says:

    Good for you for taking on the challenge. I know I couldn’t do it. I just found this quote today, I’ve already shared it with another but thought I would share it with you too! 🙂

    Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
    So throw off the bowlines.
    Sail away from the safe harbour.
    Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover
    by Mark Twain

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