I've started my hiking training last week. Diabetes Canada has an 18 week training schedule, but I started earlier and am doubling up on a couple of the weeks schedules. I am really out of shape, and today's 7.3km hike has my legs a bit sore. As this is a tougher week for me, I am going to repeat it next week. Week One was April 15-21 and the goal was 9km. I had completed 14.12km (I was motivated) and now this week I find hard. Today, I had great company on my hike. A friend and my wonderful mother, who stuck with me the whole way. We did the White Pine Loop, twice. I love this trail. It's well kept and I love the area by the river/creek. There is a great inspiring energy.
Week One - APRIL 15-21: Goal 9km (14.12km)
Week Two - APRIL 22-28: Goal 20km
Week Three - APRIL 29 - May 5: Goal 20km
Week Four - May 6-12: Goal 22km
I go through phases when I don't think I can do it. The last $2,330 seems so far away, and by the end of the month I have to walk 20km to do in a week. It feels so hard to do, and the goal seems so unattainable. I know I have to take one day at a time. Keeping up the training schedule is a way to keep me on track. Putting it up online is also a way to keep myself accountable. I don't know if many people read my blog, but I like to think some people are and this is a way for me to document, and stay on track.
Thanks for checking in,
'til next time - go for a hike :)
Colleen lives in Arnprior and is working to control her Type 2 Diabetes by training and Fundraising for the 2018 SSE Airtricity Wicklow Mountain Hike in Ireland with Team Diabetes.