It seems that when some people have too much time on their hands they not only get a little stir crazy, but they also start believing they can do things that honestly should not even be on the table. You know what I’m talking about. We’ve all seen people doing crazy stunts, Tik Tok dances and music videos with their families that under normal circumstances would have stayed in the family vault forever. These, however, are not normal circumstances, so let the shenanigans continue. Most of us appreciate a good challenge. I have seen challenges for 10 pushups, coming up with song titles with a certain word, number or color in them and we are even participating in another 90 day challenge called #next90challenge. I get it, we are bored and our minds and bodies are craving some creativity.
The challenge was to see how fast you could walk or run a mile on the treadmill at a 15% incline. I can do a mile and 15% sounded pretty doable if I am honest. We watched their videos and it looked waaaaaaay harder than it sounded. I was curious and the bait was just dangling in front of us all day. Finally, while I was making Easter dinner, Sydney bit.
Reese did a video call with G and Swaggy J as proof that it was happening. Needless to say, they were stoked to have bullied, I mean, motivated us to do the challenge. I have to say, Sydney looked a little sweaty and tired after roughly 20 minutes on the treadmill. Her husband, Jake, quickly followed suit and crushed everyone’s times. While he did make it look easier, I could tell he was struggling a bit. I admit, I was still thinking that it couldn’t be as difficult as it looked. I don’t mean to sound like I thought they were a bunch of sissies or anything, It’s just my mind was struggling with the fact that it was taking these very fit people almost 20 minutes to complete one mile. Little did I know it could take way longer…
At this point if I decided to do the challenge I knew we wouldn’t be eating our Easter dinner until 7:30 or 8:00 so in the interest of our evening and our family dinner, I decided to wait until Monday morning. I knew I was just putting off the inevitable, but I had a reprieve.
On Monday morning, as luck would have it, it was snowy outside so I had no excuse for not doing the challenge. I got dressed, drank my water and laced up my shoes. I was ready.
I will say that it did inspire me to do it once a week to build my stamina.
Okay, maybe a half mile once in awhile.
Sunshine & Sarcasm,
Lowi & G