This Monday felt like any other Monday. I felt refreshed and ready to get to work! I had pt in the morning at 10. It went really well, I was able to take some independent steps with crutches. After a quick lunch, I worked out on my arm bike which went well as I only needed one brief sit break. It was about 1:40 when I was done biking and I needed to do a walk on the track but my wheelchair rep was planning on meeting me at my room to fix my chair. I initially thought I would not have enough time to walk because I was exhausted from my workouts so I figured my walk would take longer than 20min to achieve 100m. But I decided to try the walk anyway and I could just meet the rep on the track because I definitely would not be done walking in time to meet him… Oh how wrong I was to assume that… Off to the races I went taking long controlled steps with a steady pace that never broke. 11 minutes later I crossed the 100m finish line! Needless to say I was in disbelief I shattered my best 100m walk by 5 minutes!! I swear I was not doping! Haha I followed that time with more good times in the 14min range the next two days. Wednesday the 16th I walked 210m which is my furthest distance by 10m! The last 100m of that walk was so difficult…
To reach 210m was excruciating… I wanted to quit at several points in the final 50m. I thought to myself, it is so hot, I already walked so far, I walked my first 100m in a great time, my legs are barely supporting myself and my legs want to give out… Should I just quit? Anyone would understand… Excuses excuses excuses! I thought unless my legs truly physically give out and cannot advance I will keep going. I was determined to find a way to keep advancing my legs. They weren’t the prettiest steps in the world but I was moving in the right direction and I finished. I knew I could not make excuses for myself today if I plan on walking across the stage in May. Today’s effort and work dictates the effort and work I expect from myself from everyday here on out, but most importantly it dictates my success. What I do today has a direct correlation to achieving my goal in May. If you want the results then you have to put in the work it takes to acquire it each and everyday! Excuses today lead to more excuses tomorrow! No fear, No excuses, No quitting.
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