Nearing The End

At the beginning of 2015 I set a goal to walk 2015 miles by December 31st. Well, the end is on sight(I have 53 miles left to walk) and I am feeling a mixture of emotions. I am excited that I am about to complete a challenge that 11 months ago I wasn’t sure was possible given the shape I was in back then. I am relieved that the end is in sight. Yes, I have walked a lot of miles, but my body and mind are tired. It has been a struggle at times to go out in all kinds of weather and walk by myself. Pushing myself to average 5.5 miles day after day has been a difficult task. I am filled with joy by all of the beauty I have seen while doing this challenge. I have walked in the amazing backdrop of Wallowa Lake. I have walked among the grandeur of Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the sights and sounds of Paris. I have walked around the breathtaking waters of Chateau du Lac in Genval, Belgium. My feet have trod the trails around Mt. Rushmore, Devil’s Tower, and the Mississippi River. I marvel at all that I would have missed if not for this challenge. Finally, I am filled with a little sadness. My goal is almost met, my challenge will soon be over, and another goal will take its place. As they say, “All good things must come to an end”. However, when one thing comes to an end, something new begins. I am looking forward to what the New Year brings to my journey towards being more fit and healthy each and every year. I do know that I will keep walking(but not 2016 miles in 2016), I will enter some more half marathons and aim for a new personal record, and I will add another physical activity. I am think about kettleball or boxing using a heavyweight bag. A new adventure is about to begin and I am ready to start another incredible journey.


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