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Training pays off

the motivator
There's this hill between Rudolf Steiner College and Sacramento Waldorf School. And it's a bitch to walk. Many of my classes are "down the hill" at the school. Last summer when I tried to walk up the hill between the two, I ended up panting like a dog, with my heart pounding in my chest like it was going to be a baby alien, and me reaching for my inhaler. And that was after I stopped a couple of times to catch my breath.

I decided I wasn't going to let that hill get me down this year. See, after that experience, I drove back and forth between the two for the rest of the summer. I decided, this year, I was going to walk like a normal human being. At the beginning of the year I changed my workout at the gym. I crank up that treadmill to the highest angle it will do and I walk. Slowly, but I walk steadily up that damn thing.

Currently, I'm attending a Teaching Conference at the College. As usual, we are using some of the space at the School down the hill. I figured out that after lunch, everything I was scheduled to do was at the College. I parked my car at the College this morning and walked down the hill. Go me. I went through the morning and then joined the exodus of people walking up the hill to lunch. I didn't try to keep up with people, but I steadily and slowly walked up that damn hill, the whole way, without stopping to catch my breath. I got all the way back up to the College...and I was only slightly out of breath Two or three deep breaths put me in the right.

Go me!

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_luaineach
Feb. 18th, 2014 04:12 am (UTC)
Go, girl!
rebellibrarian
Feb. 18th, 2014 04:30 am (UTC)
That's awesome!

I need to start moving. Walking seems like a good place to start.
inflectionpoint
Feb. 18th, 2014 03:01 pm (UTC)
Awesome!
wrenb
Feb. 18th, 2014 05:07 pm (UTC)
Nice job!
oxymoron67
Feb. 18th, 2014 07:03 pm (UTC)
That's great!
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