I proved this to myself 100% today. I walked cross-country for 6 miles today! My legs were already sore from getting back into the swing of things the other day but I committed in my mind to do 6 miles and I did.
The entire 6 miles was a struggle between my body and my brain. By the end of mile 1 my mind was telling me "it's ok to just do one lap and go home." I just didn't want to be away from home and out walking around for that long. But I finished the first 2 mile lap and wanted to get in my car and drive away. Not because of the pain in my legs, because I was bored and sweaty and wanted to be home. But I turned the corner at the entrance and did 2 more miles. By the end of that I really wanted to go home. "I don't need 2 more miles" I told myself. But I turned around and did it anyway. I was sweaty even in the cold weather. I was layered up and just wanted to take my sweater off but I knew the sweat would be worth it. By mile 5.5, I was spent. It took everything I had to finish the last hill and make it back to my car. Every muscle in my legs was throbbing. But I did it. I hiked 6 miles today.
The scenery there is so peaceful and relaxing. It truly is therapy.