I might be. And I don’t care.
What it boils down to is this…
I’m just a simple girl,
doing something uncommon for herself.
And THAT’s pretty cool!
But I’m curious … have you ever been afraid to do something because of the sheer size of it? Or worry about what people will think once you start sharing it with them? Have no idea where to begin even though you finally said yes? Or have second thoughts, like ‘Holy hell, what did I get myself into?!’
ME TOO! I’ve asked myself ALL those questions. I’ve felt ALL the emotions that go with those questions. I’m doing it anyway.
Here are my top 3 reasons why:
#1: Why not?! Seriously tho… why not?
Life is full of experiences to be had and with proper training, support and planning – anything is doable. Anything. I’ve just got to take consistent action.
#2: I want to know… how will I feel when it’s all done?
My goal is to be in the best shape of my life. Four years ago ,I said yes to doing the Colorado Tough Mudder. That one decision sent me on a path to discovering how good good really feels.
I feel pretty great after all these years and I wonder… is it possible to be better? I’ll be pushing my body to a higher level of physical stamina and performance. I’ll be digging deep in my soul to not give up when it gets hard, when I don’t feel like running the distance. I’ll be experimenting with eating habits, recovery strategies and who knows what. Some things will work and many won’t.
One thing I do now – I’ll make it happen as long as I keep putting one foot in front of the other.
#3: I’ve got something to prove.
I won’t lie, I wasn’t a competitive runner (translation – I stunk!) during high school cross country and track. One of my coaches even asked me, ‘why I bothered?’ And I became a drama queen during races. It wasn’t pretty.
Furthermore, I couldn’t even run a mile without feeling miserable and out of breath.. (You can check out my story here.)
Now… I’m competing and performing for myself. I care far less about how slow or fast I go. Rather how I finish. I will be exhausted from giving it my best in that moment. And, I’ll smiling as I cross that finish line, for no other reason than because I crossed it. Hell yea, it feels good to be a gangsta!
And THAT is why I’m stepping in to a… “Holy sh@$$!t! What am I doing!?!” adventure.
Over the course of the next year, I’ll be training and then participating in 4 race challenges.
- A Ragnar Relay Ultra (200 miles, 6 people, 2 days),
- the Dopey Challenge,
- the Star Wars Rebel Challenge,
- and capping it all off with a half marathon or so at Disney in Paris, France.
A combined total of 116 miles and a plethora of medals to adorn my wall when I’m done.
This is what it looks like:
Training miles to date:
427.01 Miles - Tracking to date 2/12/17
—–Check back often for updated details—–
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Countdown to the race(s):
Napa Valley Ragnar Ultra – COMPLETED!
(Registered May 13, 2016)
Dopey Challenge – COMPLETED!
(Registered April 26, 2016)
Star Wars Rebel Challenge: The Light Side – COMPLETED!
(Registered June 15, 2016)
—-September 22nd – 24th, 2017—-