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Valerie-Oh, I love your biking goal. I'll have to think about doing something like that myself. The children love to bike, so I would probably look like I have little duckling riding behind me if I decided to do a ten-mile ride or so (we have a few trails they could follow me on around here that are that long). That really sounds fun and a great goal to work toward.
I have been thinking a lot about this the last few days. I think my BIG goal would be to run a half marathon someday and go on that 100 mile bike ride my husband has always wanted (and wanted me) to do. He went on a couple 50 mile rides, but he wants me to go along too. I think for the first time in my life that I really believe I can.
Tambi~~Great goal. I didn't think I had any natural athletic ability either, but I am slowly finding out that maybe I have a little.
SEBASTIANALADY~~Wow! That sounds amazing and difficult. I know you can do it!! Take pics so we can see when you do!!
Edited by: GETNFITMAMA at: 3/4/2010 (11:37)
"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.~~Carlos Castenda
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Do and do not. . . there is no try.~YODA
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Wow, that's an amazing goal! I truly hope you are able to do it.
My goal as BIG, but for me it is. Of all of us in the family, I'm the only one with NO natural athletic ability. I am often the brunt of many family jokes when it comes to sports and so forth. However, since I've done a variety of different workouts I've found that I can do some things even though they may not be with grace. :) I would like to be able to run a 5K. I've walked several, but always felt funny running. I know that I can do it and I will, Lord willing, at the end of summer at one of our community runs.
Anyone else have a big goal they would like to reach?
We live in Japan. Last year I missed my chance to climb Mt Fuji, but this year I'd really like to try.
It is a rigorous but non-technical climb. What seems to get people is that it has high altitude and is a steady steep climb for over 5 hours. And then you still have to get down.
I'd really love to be able to actually contemplate this for the summer. I don't have to be able to run long distances, but I do have to have far stronger legs and better cardio capacity (especially to deal with the altitude). I've been doing a lot of walking, including hills and treadmill.
So what are the big picture goals that keep you going?