Week 6 was a little shaky and I had almost thought that I wouldn't be able to complete it.
I walked a total of 25.29 km and my weekly goal was 24 km.
Sun, May 20 - 2 km
Mon, May 21 - 6.12 km
Tues, May 22 - 0 km
Wed, May 23 - 0 km
Thu, May 24 - 4.2 km
Fri, May 25 - 5.32 km
Sat, May 26 - 7.65 km
Friday, even though I felt pretty tired, I pushed myself to get at least 4km in around work. That is one thing I really enjoy about the area of my workplace - the nature trails! Then in the evening I had some goat therapy again, and did a small walk when I got home - hoping to not get rained on.
With our curiosity sparked from Part 2, we embarked to explore Part 3 on Saturday morning, hoping to beat the rain in the forecast. This trail is so inviting. Being able to see the trail go in the distance just beckons to be walked. Mom and I walked from the Campbell drive entrance to the Scheel Drive entrance. We crossed over a bridge and looked down at the creek below for a while and saw 3 massive Turkey Vultures sitting in a tree... maybe waiting for us to keel over? But we didn't! At the halfway mark we enjoyed a bit of a sit down with some tea and granola bars. On the way back we were slower... I was indeed starting to feel a little sore, but motivated. Mom is the best cheerleader. We pruned a lavender tree a bit to each get some fresh blooms for our vases at home. It was a lovely way to end the week of walking.
I'll be honest - if anyone is reading this - I'm feeling very discouraged. Both these goals (physical and fundraising) feel like I've bitten off more than I can chew. I'm trying to not be so hard on myself but I only have 5 months until the hike and that doesn't seem like a lot of time now.
- 7th week of no smoking!
- Need $2,210 more to go for Fundraising, but I am 70% of the way there!
You can help me reach my goal, and your support will mean everything to me. I'm still struggling with eating habits, but the closer I get to my goal, the easier this one aspect of my life will be to change. This is the last lifestyle change I have to do. I've quit smoking and I've become more active, but my eating habits and carb intake must change.
Please help me get that much closer. Help motivate me that I can do this. Diabetes affects so many people. Please help make a difference for people who have this affliction. It's been hard for me to live with, but Diabetes Canada is such a great cause.
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Thanks for checking in! - Colleen
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.