Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Can you go for a challenge?

Have you ever wanted to do something really bad but it scared the crap out of you? Jeri wants to do this triathlon with me. Now it comes down to my real commitment. Am I willing to do the work? EE GADS!!! I don't know if I can do it! If I have someone to come in last with I could do it! If I train now I can do it! Can I get good enough in 3 months?

That seems so fast! I don't know! I don't know! I don't know!!! Should I? shouldn't I? SCREAM!!! IT would be so exciting and fun! Would it kill me? Oh my gosh! I think we should GO FOR IT!!!! Why not? You only live once and I am tired of living my life being afraid of taking chances.

I have always wanted my world to be safe and relatively easy. When I die, I want to feel like I gave my all. Did my best, Stretched and took on what most people never would. This could be my "Everest" this year!

I truly believe it is important to reach for the stars. So when am I going to do that? Yes, there is a chance I could look like an idiot. Yes, there is a chance of...who knows what? But my kids will know that I am not afraid. I am not afraid of a challenge and of pushing myself to the limit!

Can you tell I am trying to pump myself up?


Jeri said...

YOU CAN TOTALLY DO THIS! Right now you can already do the running part better than I could when I actually did the race. If you are worried about coming in last - I'll commit to stay right with you for the swim and bike, then you can toast me on the run part and look like super-athlete!

I am totally serious when I say that I was really unprepared for the last race - and I finiashed and really felt good about what I had accomplished. I'm already mapping out how I'm going to try to prepare. For my runing development, I'm going to start BIG - try to run 1/5 of a mile every day for 1 whole week. (I'll walk a mile 1/2 total - but 1/5 of it will be running) then I'll increase to 1/4 mile for a week, then 1/3, then 1/2, etc... and if I can get to the point when I can actaully run (will be more like a jog) a whole mile that will be a miracle!


Mel said...


Jeri said...

just checking in - I did the treadmill today - 1.3 miles (.2 of it jogging) GO ME! (GO YOU too - of course)

Yolanda said...

I'm typing this while in the midst of getting dinner ready...Short on Nike would say...JUST DO IT!! Think of the amazing journey!! It's not about how, when, or where you finish...but that you did it!!


chronicler said...

Oh yeah you can do it. Go Melissa!