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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Peaks and Valleys

Yesterday's One Word Wednesday was JOY.

Today I am feeling more JOY as I focus on some exciting things coming up.
Amanda at Run to the Finish is hosting another great challenge; the July Abs Challenge.  I hopeful that I can use this as part of a spring board to get my fitness routine back on track. 
Yes, I run everyday however running alone does not make a body fit enough to handle the challenges I want to handle.

Speaking of challenges one of the next ones penned in for the fall is the Megatransect.
Looks like a lot of fun, huh?

I only wish this event was sooner because I think it would have been great training for a race that I probably won't get to do this fall The Ring.  This event seems to be a bit of an ultra runner's cult kinds thing.  There are requirements for getting in.  I'm not sure that I will be able to meet those requirements by race day.  But the seed has planted it's self in my brain, that desire to risk pushing myself beyond is back and I am now filled with JOY again. 

JOY at the thought of risking failing by trying something I haven't yet done. 
Even if I have to beg a race director or two.


  1. Oh, very exciting that you're going to get to do Megatransect! It's on my to-do list!

  2. Oh! You are doing Mega this year...have fun with that...it was quite interesting last year, I'm sure they've added some new twists for this one!

  3. Love that elevation profile. A great challenge! I signed up for Amanda's ab challenge too and am looking forward to some focus on my abs and core training. It has fallen to the wayside and is just what I need to add into my routine....I just haven't figured out when during the day I will tackle it.....

  4. I signed up for the abs challenge too. Looking forward to it. That Megatransect looks wicked.... :)

  5. I'm getting short of breath just looking at that elevation chart! You are so right about running being only one part of the fitness equation. I too am trying to pay more attention to the strength component.