Snakes and bad habits

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Like that title. I went for my walk/jog/run yesterday. Well, I came across three copperhead snakes on my walk. It was cold yesterday so it seemed odd. I live in the country so it is not too unusual to see snakes on my walks but three of them on a cold day. They were slow moving so I was not worried. I believe they are looking for a place to hibernate but they did catch my attention. Okay, now you ask what does snakes have to do with bad habits. Nothing, I just did not know which one to write about so I combined them in this blog. Actually, I was thinking of so many things on my walk. My dog and cat were trying to follow me on my walk again. I did not want the old dog or the cat to follow me so I ran to lose them before I got very far from home. I ran for almost 1/2 mile. I started thinking: Wow, that felt good. I could not believe I did it. So I kept walking and running. After a couple miles of this, I started thinking: I can't do this. I'm too old for this. My knees won't like this. You know, all that defeatist attitude stuff. This week our challenge is to work on bad habits. I started thinking about my bad habit of allowing that defeatist attitude to take over. So I decided, I am going to work on doing the I can do it attitude instead.
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    Good plan. We do need to keep our thoughts in check so they don't sabotage our need for exercise.
    4113 days ago
    Sounds like you had a great experience. And it's probably a good thing you lost the dogs and cat or it could've gotten ugly with the snakes!

    Usually our greatest enemy is our own thoughts of not being able. For years, decades actually, no one could run a 4 minute mile. It was though by all that it just couldn't be done. The one runner finally did it, and within a years dozens of others did too... all it took was dropping that limiting belief.
    4116 days ago
    WOOHOO! Obviously, you can do that!! Good for you. It is so darn easy to beat ourselves up with what we think we can't do that we sometimes forget to even try. Glad to see that you have realized this is an issue for you and you want to work on it. You might just surprise yourself with what YOU CAN DO.

    (OH and I think snakes are cool. Grew up with boa constrictors in the house.)
    4116 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/17/2009 12:50:55 PM
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