To be honest, I have been debating on this post for a while now. You see, once I say it, I am accountable to all of you, to do it... but if I just keep the thought in my head, I am free to back out, right? That's kinda how I think, anyways. But tonight I decided, "You know what, Dana---you NEED accountability! You WANT to do this! You WANT to succeed!"...so I am telling all of you...
I am training for a triathlon!!!! Eeek! There... I said it! And if any of you just burst out laughing, STOP IT RIGHT NOW! :) I am going to do this!
Honestly, it has been one of my life-long goals for a while now. Back in my early college years I sat down and made a list of things that I want to do in this lifetime...Run a marathon (Still can't believe I did that one!), learn how to surf, adopt a child, spend some time in Montana (weird one, I know)...complete a TRIATHLON! It's just one of those things that I want to do. And look at me. I am not exactly your "Mrs. Fit" or anything...more like a triathlon "misfit", right? :) But back in October, a friend of mine, Sally, challenged me to join she and her husband in training for a summer triathlon. I didn't commit. Wouldn't. I was so intimidated to even THINK of joining these two super-in-shape peeps. I mean, honestly, what if they have to CARRY me across the finish line??? But then over the past few months, I remembered my "bucket list" and realized my need to get healthier, myself, and so I called Sally back and accepted her challenge.
So there. You guys are officially "in" on my upcoming goal. I am trying to run a few times a week...and Sally says I need to get into some spin classes soon to get my legs used to pumping. Problem is, I almost DIED in the last spin class I attended. Literally almost gave up the ghost right there on my stationary. :)
Running is really the only physical activity I have ever attempted (even in high school I didnt' play sports!)... so this is going to be interesting. Especially swimming. I don't exactly like strutting around a beach in a swim suit, much less participating in an athletic event-- in front of a CROWD-- in one!!! He he he...:)
But with all of these anxieties bouncing around in my head, I am still excited! I know i can do it if I put my mind to it! When the miles get long, like they did today, and my legs feel like tree trunks...and my body tells me to STOP, I turn up my music and claim my truth, "I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO GIVES ME STRENGTH!!!!!"... and, like today, I achieve my goal!
So, friends, ask me how I'm doing. I need your accountability! Say a prayer for me, I need it! And I will keep you posted on how the training is going!
...And she's off!!!
2014 Banebow 5K Fun Run/Walk
2 years ago