One Foot In Front of The Other


By Linda Salazar

A couple of weeks ago I did a 40 mile walk over a two day period with the Avon Breast Cancer Walk Organization. It was by far one of the more challenging experiences of my life both physically and mentally. It was also an experience that really solidified for me that by continuously putting one foot in front of the other, we can move through any challenge in life we are faced with and reach our ultimate destination.

As I approached the 16 mile mark on day one, with 10 more miles to go and the temperature at 102 degrees, I wasn't so sure I was going to make it. My mood shifted from feeling empowered to feeling frustrated and defeated. I could hear my gremlin telling me, You don't have to go on, you walked far enough for one day. Go ahead and ask the support van to pick you up and take you to the campground where you're spending the night. The more I listened to this voice, the more I believed it was time to give up. I shared these thoughts with the friend I was walking with and she was having similar thoughts. The more we came up with all the excuses why it would be o