If you're looking for more information on the Clickin Moms drawing I'm doing, click here.
But if you're one of the 148 people who made a pact with me in the comments of my blog on January 9, 2012, this post is for you (and you know who you are)...
I should preface this by saying that I have no desire to turn this blog into an exercise blog or a motivational blog. I'm just not physically fit or motivational enough to do either.
That said, there's 148 of you out there who made a pact with me awhile back and I feel like we should be checking in with each other at least every 3-4 months.
So here's my quarterly check in (and I'm expecting all 148 of you and anyone else who wants to join in) to check in with me in the comments section as well...
I've been pretty hit & miss on the whole exercise thing since January. Most weeks I've ran three times, but rarely more and often less.
And I took last week off entirely after running the Pear Blossom race and decided to spent my exercise hiatus eating Cheetos and drinking Mountain Dew.
But as of this morning, my sausage legs are pounding the pavement once again.
And to keep myself moving & motivated, I signed up for two more races and two triathlons:
In fact, the theme song for The Color Run has recently become my new favorite song which means I play it loudly and incessantly. And after Josh Downs walked in on me singing and dancing to it with Annie and Shelby (our dog) this morning, I went on a four mile run with the song on repeat, singing and panting loud enough to make a few people stare.
But I'm ok with that.
So, if you made a pact with me, does that mean you need to sign up for two races and two triathlons?
Of course not. I just did that because I'm an 'all or nothing' kind of a girl (aka neurotic).
And is it ok if you made a pact with me, but you haven't followed through with it?
Of course. (I'm not really known for my follow through when it comes to pacts like this either.)
Is it too late to recommit to your pact or to create a new one?
This whole thing is about forward progress, not perfection.
Josh Downs has recently been using the analogy of shooting a target with our little mixed-clan of offspring (ages 6-20), telling them that they simply have to have be willing to create a target and to take a shot at it because the only guaranteed route of failure comes from never shooting at all.
So I'm going to train for all four of those races/triathlons in 2012 and aside from any unforseen injury, I'm going to finish them too. But I'm not dillusional enough to think I'm going to meet every single one of my training goals or that I'm going to competitively finish any of those races.
And I'm ok with that too.
I'm not trying to hit the bullseye anyhow.
I'm just trying to hit the board.
And my favorite part of that song?...
And I know it's hard when you're falling down
And it's a long way up when you hit the ground
But get up now, get up, get up now.