The warm weather was still in MA (it will have a high of 78) on Wednesday at 6:30 AM.
I was happy to be among the Boston NP tribe climbing the Harvard Stadium stairs.
I got in 20 sections of stairs climbed today and it felt good!
I was getting a little down on myself for how slow I was going but I kept moving forward. (I think it was Bojan that shouted “pretend you’re a shark – if sharks don’t move – they die!” as encouragement to the group.) I was near the newbies but that just gave me more people to say “You’re doing great!” to.
One newbie asked how long I’d been a part of November Project. I answered “Since June – believe it or not”. (I’m a slow climber after all.) She replied, “Oh I believe it! You still have breath to be able to cheer people on unlike the rest of us!”
I love it when people say exactly what you need to hear. She was right! I am stronger since I joined November Project – and even if I haven’t upped my personal best for the number of sections climbed – I’m improving in other observable ways.
Thank you to the Boston tribe for reminding me that steps forward all add up to positive growth.
My abs are a little sore right now – but it’s totally worth it! (And that’s probably from both yoga last night & stair climbing this morning anyway.)
Happy birthday to Elin (collapsed in the photo below – as a funny reaction to the “birthday boom”)!