For Throwback Thursday, I have resurrected a blog from my coaching website (below). It is about change, but mainly it’s a blog about G coercing me into running a ridiculously long way for her upcoming 40th birthday!
While still on the topic of change, I thought I would share something that will require significant change on my part. My sister, Angela, will be turning 40 in slightly less 2 years. All she wants for her 40th birthday is to run/walk 40 miles with her friends. Lucky for her, there happens to be a 24 hour endurance race close to her birthday and she believes that not just she, but we, can complete 40 miles during that time.
I have agreed. (I do believe she waited to ask me after I had finished half of my sangria. I am just saying that if I were to back out that any sane person would understand that I was practically blackmailed into agreeing under those circumstances).
As I was saying, I have agreed and it will take a significant amount of running to prepare for this endeavor. This does mean change, because as of right now…I am not running. I can run. I do run. I could even churn out 5 miles right now if I had to, but 40? Nope, it’s going to take some serious change. See week 1 schedule below:
Day 1 Find treadmill under clothes
Day 2 Enter stats into treadmill
Day 3 Clean up workout room
Day 4 Oil the treadmill
Day 5 Print out motivational quotes
Day 6 Rest
Day 7 Rest
Okay, so I am still in the contemplation stage and only thinking about the preparation stage, but I will get there, one step at a time. I will keep you posted on my progress.
This was written almost 2 years ago and now we are a mere 4 months from D-Day. Oh, and I must mention here that crazy G has also changed the 40 miles to 50 because she just had to go and run 40 this fall because she couldn’t wait!
Am I ready? Let’s just say that I am training and my chiropractor and I are forming a very close relationship!
Tuesdays, at Lowi and G we will be posting our weekly Torture Report to keep all of you posted on the insanity.
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you two are crazy and amazing all at the same time! i love that something written 2 years ago sounds like 2 days ago….lori my coach, i will do my best to keep you moving ahead! i will watch you both train from my perch in my hot air balloon…..really such an amazing plan! You will do it and feel so proud of yourselves!