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Just keep telling yourself that...

This week one of my training walks included an ascent of Mount Kaukau as part of the session for the day.  It wasn't a huge walk, especially compared to what we're going to be faced with on our Oxfam Trainwalk, but it was what I had planned to do for the day.  As far as how the walk went, I was very pleased with how I got through it.  The main reason I was happy was that some new things I incorporated into my mindset on this walk worked well for me. 

The first little tactic was when the going got tough as I was climbing up the Johnsonville side of Mount Kaukau I simply started smiling.  Now, I'm sure this may have looked weird to anyone who saw it happen, but I don't really care about that, I just wanted to see what impact it might have on me mentally.  And I can report that it made things easier.  I struggled less with wanting to rest and definitely found it easier to keep moving up towards the summit.

It makes sense really, studies have shown that smiling increases dop…