1,000 miles

Did it!
1,000 miles on the bike this year,
mostly in short trips of 3-5 miles at a time.
(had just two 20-mile days on the Athens trail).

This gives me hope
for finishing
the closet clean-out
I am currently engaged in.
1,000 procrastinated-upon decisions
about whether to keep or toss.

One at a time, girl.
One at a time.

Now WHY is it I don’t think I can write those two stories?

Tempted to Give Up

About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.
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4 Responses to 1,000 miles

  1. Congratulations on the 1000 miles! That is pretty impressive! I think that I need to set a similar goal-thank you for the inspiration!


  2. Susan says:

    Way to go Marilyn! One sock, er, turn of the pedals at a time, hey?

    Your accomplishment has put a great big Friday afternoon smile on my face. You made it! Or, to quote the lady inside my GPS, “You have arrived.” And I’m celebrating!


  3. Belinda says:

    Congratulations Marilyn–I too, celebrate with you!

    I recently wrote down a quote that inspires and motivates me in all areas of my life–I think I wrote it on the blog so you might have seen it there:

    “Predict what your day might be like if you lived with this question on the top of your mind each hour:
    Is there anything in the activity of the next hour that can help me get where I believe I need to go?”
    Tim Schroeder from Life by the Hour

    It reminds me that every hour has the capacity to take me a step closer to a goal–and I find that I am “seizing the moments” rather than frittering them away. You are another of my inspirations. 🙂


  4. Emily says:

    Way to go, Marilyn!


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