HealthE1 wrote:WOOO HOOOO! Norm, that's the best news yet. You've mastered the the secret of success. Congratulations.
I think it is one of the secrets of success!! I have others to master! All in time!
kirstykay wrote:Congratulations, Norm!!! You are doing AMAZING!! Your numbers look great, and your outlook is even greater!! I love your attitude and your drive! You're an inspiration!
Thank you! There are others here who inspire me so I know what that means, and I am honored you think so!
nomikins wrote:Norm, so good to see you posting again. I love your outlook and success. The 1% idea is resonating with me.
The 1% is a great goal, and having it gives me direction that I didn't have before. It also gets me out of the "here and now" and lets me see exactly where I'm going.
I've been very busy the past few days. Friday was the busiest day I've had yet along my journey!! I was up at 6:30am to catch a walk before my shift at the food bank. I actually did physical labor while at the food bank, a departure from my usual job! Then I had 2 and a half hours to kill after my shift before taking a shift at a Food Drive we were having, so I decided to ride my trike along the bike path. My best time to the next town and back is two hours and twenty minutes. That was too close for my comfort so I decided to really put the effort in and see just how hard I could push myself.
My trike has 3 speeds, and I usually spend most of the trip there in 2nd gear, as it is slightly uphill, and almost all of the return trip in 3rd gear, as it is slightly downhill. Even so, the trip there is always more work and the trip back is easy and more enjoyable. This time I wanted to see how much of the trip there I could spend in 3rd gear. It was hard work, and I really had my heart pumping, but I spent more than half the trip there in 3rd gear and I shaved 14 minutes off my best time getting there. I amazed myself!! I had enough time on the trip back to stop and have a leisurely lunch.
Then it was off to the food drive at the local grocery store. I had a two hour shift which meant standing on my feet handing out fliers to people as they went in the store. That is a lot of standing for me, and it was not easy after having just pushed myself so hard on the trike. I did have to sit down part of the time and I left a bit early because one of people from the next shift arrived a bit early.
I was wore out, and by the time I got home I was very stiff. I took a slow walk after a while to keep from getting any worse, but I did not do my 4 miles walking that day. I figured I had done enough! I went to bed early and slept more than 9 hours, which is a lot for me.
Saturday I was still moving slow. Partly from all the activity of Friday, and partly because of all the time sleeping. It was a beautiful day and I wanted to do some work around the house. I walked 1.5 miles but did not do any more. I figured being on my feet outside, cutting boards, nailing, standing on a ladder, etc, was just as good, and probably better, and I finished some things that really needed doing. So while my walking ticker suffered, I think I had a very productive day.
Today is Sunday and I will do no work outside. I have church this morning and a 3 hour meeting this afternoon, but other than that, nothing. I will do my 4 miles today, and otherwise take it easy and rest, as tomorrow is another busy day again.