Tuesday, April 06, 2010
My "home" team is Port Angeles and Surrounding Areas. Darcey is one of our leaders. You may have heard me speak of her before.
There I was, all fat, lazy and happy (well, okay, not so happy) when SHE got into my world. It is all HER fault that I became a walker.
I believe she is psychic, and that she looked into my brain and saw that I was totally content with being a couch potato. She also saw that I am a highly competitive person.
So what does she do?? She comes up with these CHALLENGES.
First, it was a walking one mile each day of September, 2009. AND I had to track my distance and time.
Not to be undone, Darcey, Shirley and I were silently competing with one another, and at the end of the month I did well over 30 miles. THAT turned me into a walker.
Second, she comes up with this Strength Training Thing. OMG. I was in absolute agony!! We did the Strength Training Thing for ten days. I was one huge aching mess by the sixth day. But I did complete the ten days, and now I do strength training.
Third: She decides we have to account for our Sodium intake. I mean.............NOW I have to decide what food to eat that won't clog up my arteries OR harden them! No room for Oreos. I haven't had an Oreo since that challenge, and the withdrawals have not been fun.
Mind you, in between all these challenges, she has had others, too. None of them jumped out at me as being life changing as much as these three.
So now she and Karen (our other Fearless Leader) have asked for Challenge ideas.
I sent an idea off today.
It is for us to do one 5K marathon this Spring or Summer.
See what I mean about life changing challenges?? It's all HER fault, I tell you!
So I get this reply from Karen, saying she thinks that would be fun, and she will get a list of 5K marathons from the Y. She even suggested I become the Organizer of this, which, once I learn what that means, I will probably do it.
Then I get Darcey's response!
HA! I GOT HER RIGHT WHERE SHE LIVES!!!!
She came up with all these excuses as to why she can't do it. Her excuses sound as pathetic as mine were with HER challenges.
She "stops and takes photos, has lunch", etc. etc. etc. All reasons to duck out of this one.
Shall I give in to her whining?? Shall I give in to her excuse makings?? Shall I give in to her on ANY challenge??
You all know the answer to those questions!
It is with true GLEE that I will push her right into this one!
Get ready for a Life Style Change, Dear Darcey! You forced me into change, and now I throw down the gauntlet.
We WILL do a 5K marathon, no matter HOW many excuses or how much time it takes us. And we WILL get our T Shirts that prove we participated! I WILL post our photos on my page for everyone to see!!
WE WILL BE VICTORIOUS!! and that includes YOU, Darcey!!!