As you know, I have completed all three of your challenges and they have all been successful in different ways. The first 30 day challenge made me realize how sedentary my life had become. This challenge was extremely successful for me in introducing the awareness of getting 30 minutes of walking with Betty. The second 30 day challenge was also successful as my goal was to complete the Sun Run in under 1 hour and 30 minutes and I achieved that goal! I have a saying that fits this accomplishment – “There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.” Thank you Sue for showing me the path!
The 100 day started off with gusto and ended with some fabulous family ski days in the Callaghan and Whistler! The in between part was the problem. I had great intentions (I think the saying for this is “the road is paved with good intentions”) and had Erica put together a program for me and I joined a gym. Then H1N1 hit and took me out for November. Again, great intentions to get started in December then Christmas and all the nonsense that goes along with that seemed to get in the way. I reverted back to getting out Betty for at least my 30 minute walks most days. As the new year is now well underway and I am feeling the excitement of the Olympics, I have once again signed up for the Sun Run InTraining clinic and plan on doing the run again. I have learned that I can do whatever I set out to do, but what slows me down is the choice I make to sometimes put these goals on hold to be the wallet with wheels as the involved mom and wife in my family’s lives. I feel so fortunate to have a team of professionals who keep me upright and moving in Sue and Donna. It is time to start all over again with Erica which I hope to do too!
I’ll end with one more saying that I have come to love, “the older the fiddler the sweeter the tune” Thanks for helping me find my tune Sue!