Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The firm resolve of a determined soul

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul. ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox  

April 19th, 2009

September 8th, 2012

I came across this quote today and it made me think of the top picture taken back in April of 2009.  I had been on my new exercise plan for exactly 19 days and was determined to do something that was over the top amazing!  I settled on riding my bike from Discovery Park to Hilltop Cafe in Boise, which is a steady uphill of just over 4 miles.  I was so proud of my accomplishment that I had to take a picture of myself with the Hilltop Cafe sign in the background (otherwise no one would believe me).  I weighed about 285 at the time and 4 miles of uphill took its toll on me.  Thank goodness it was 4 miles of downhill afterwards.

That picture reminds me of...the firm resolve of MY determined soul. 

The second picture is a reminder of how far I have come in a short time.  Nothing has gotten between me and my fitness, health, running, or weight loss goals over these last few years.  This picture is at the finish line of the Wasatch 100 mile run in September.  It was my third 100 mile race and it too, was a serious test of...the firm resolve of MY determined soul.  But it was important to me and I was going to find a way.


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