Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Let the Training Begin

Wow! So it's been since March that I have made a post. Not surprising if you know me. I got caught up in something I read that said if you were going to write a blog to not bother posting if you didn't have a picture. Supposedly people are only interested in reading a blog with art. But I have realized that if this blog is going to be what I want it to be, there will be times when there will be no pictures. And I'm O.K. with that... now. I just need to do this.

Part of the reason for me starting back up on this blog is that I have made a goal. For me, this is monumental. You see, I'm a perfectionist and despise lying. So my philosophy on goal setting is "If I set a goal to high and don't achieve it, I've failed. If I set a goal to low and do achieve it, it was a lie all along." So I have never set goals. From what I understand, this is not a good thing. But nonetheless, I have now set a goal.

In 1 years time I would like to participate in Warrior Dash. I had never heard of this before, but saw a picture of an old school mate on facebook participating in this event. He looked like the Terminator. So I Googled what Warrior Dash was and found a whole slew of people covered in mud and wearing Viking helmets. It was one of those moments when you chuckle and shake your head in amazement at the same time. What was it about this that made these people grin from ear to ear? Seriously, they jump over fire for fun? But the more I looked at, the more I thought that I could do that. I could tap into this inner strength I have and do this.

So I am starting... today. Today instead of avoiding the stairs at all costs, I skipped the elevator at work. I plan on continuing this practice. After dinner, I walked a mile in my neighborhood. I plan on continuing this as well regardless of the weather. And it was nasty hot out today (90+ degrees and 80+ humidity). That would make me cranky on a good day, but I have a goal. It's fascinating to think that someday I will run the mile I walked today. I've never been a runner. At least not since I was in elementary school.

So we'll see where this takes me. And if all goes well, I'll be a Viking next year. Are you scared?


  1. SOOOO GLAD to see you started writing again...can't wait to "keep track of you" here too! Love you! ~Missy

  2. Good for you Reena, I guess if we don't set goals we don't really have a reason to get anything done. As for the walking, I was walking before the heat came and stopped, not a good I sit with Mike in the driveway and watch others get all the benifits of walking. lol But after reading our post on walking with your daughter, it sounded like a good reason to get walking again..Mike I know will walk with me also. Here is a goal for me to make.
    Here's to goals...