Showing posts from January, 2015

I pushed and Conquered!

A couple of years ago when I had started losing weight and concentrating more on my health - I took up walking.
My ever loving friend Gael joined me and then went on to greater things, adding biking and swimming...I digress...but back when she was still walking, I had drove over for the day to enjoy each others company and to walk together.
Let me backtrack a little - this Gaelfriend of mine has always been referred to me as the "Tom Sawyer" in my life. Remember how Tom convinces his buddy to help white wash the fence because it is so much fun? yep - That's my Gael.
So - I had been clipping along at about 3.2 miles an hour pace for 3 or 4 miles a day on average and was feeling like the lake would be a nice change of scenery for our little 'talk, walk and chat".
As we start Gael says to me, "Are you up to a challenge?" When Gael says those words and you have a knee-jerk reaction - You are normal.
My defenses were set on "joy" that day and I…