Welcome to this week’s 3-Day Thursday, er, Friday post! I had planned to post about the shoe-fitting clinic I attended, along with some tips for choosing the right training/walking equipment ….
But, it’s been a wacky week, so instead of following my plan, I’m writing about being flexible. That’s not stretching and yoga, we’ll cover that another week. Today’s post is about being willing and able to make changes to a plan and to accept when you don’t meet your goals!
I’ve had kids home sick from school every day this week (they’re on the mend, thankfully, it started with one and went thru all four!), and haven’t left the house. Really, except for one brief errand I’ve been housebound caring for my kids, exactly where I belong when they need me!
This means I haven’t been keeping up with my walk training plan. I’m disappointed, yes. I feel better mentally and physically when I exercise, but it just wasn’t happening this week. Instead of dwelling on it, I’m looking forward to getting out early tomorrow morning for a long walk. I may not meet my weekly mileage goal, but I’ll be happy with what I am able to do.
I got thinking about the Breast Cancer 3-Day that I’ll be walking in July. 60 miles over three days is a lot of steps, but I feel confident that I can do it. I know that there is support and a contingency plan in place in case I can’t … things happen – despite diligent preparations I may get tired, dehydrated, develop blisters, or get caught in a lightning storm! It will be no shame to jump on that transfer van and hitch a ride to the next rest area of the walk.
Is my positive self-talk working? What do you do when circumstances beyond your control keep you from reaching a goal?