So when you turn 40 I guess you have to do something crazy right? Middle age and all that happy business…well, I’ve gone and done something completely CWAZY!!!! Sorry about the childish crazy, just read a cute new blog where the blogger’s grandchild was talking and she was writing like a child with lots of W’s…it just stuck…hahahaha..anyhoot….
Ok, what have I done you ask? I’ve entered a run…kinda like a marathon…sort of…I’ve entered the famous BIRKEN
Read about the Birken run HERE
There is actually three different races…a bike race, a ski race, and a running race. There is also various levels to each of the races…so for instances, on the run race, I’m only doing the HALF Birken, which means I’ll have to run 11km vs 25km in the full one. Hey- one step at a time folks right? If I do 11km I’ll happily take 25 the year after!
So I have to go from something pretty close to this:
….to something more like this:
I’ve got 9 months to make the transformation…I usually tend to work better when I have clear and set goals rather then just doing something for myself, pretty sad really…I mean, I should WANT to do this for myself…and I do…but I can’t JUST do it for me…I have to have signed me up, no turning back, a real goal standing there waiting on me to complete it…Sarah and Julia are also going to do this with me…so if anything this will give us a chance to bond, although Sarah is making it very clear she doesn’t want to do all her training with me…eh hem….and Julia….well, Julia was asking me this morning, “how will you find us in the race when there is thousands of people running around us?” I said, “We’ll have to get really bright clothing…plus, I’ll wait on you guys so we all stick together…” she looked at me with a very sarcastic look and said, “YOU’LL wait on us?? Yeah right!” The little punk just challenged me….and you know what that means….even more motivation to kick her young butt….so the game is on baby….BRING IT!
Until next time my friends…