Going to the Extreme!!!
So many books have been written about going to the extreme and many people live their life for those precious moments experiencing something extreme. To be honest, I think a lot about doing things that most people would find CRAZY! I find myself wondering how would I feel, how would I cope, how would my body react to the stress, how would my mind deal with the pain, torture, solitude, would I find that place where my brain shuts down, would I find…silence. You see, my mind races, it thinks, it reacts, it is constantly thinking five, ten, twenty steps ahead. Don’t get me wrong, I can turn off my brain with the best of men and totally veg out, but lately it is becoming harder and harder to do. My mind is obsessed with the extreme.
So I’ve come up with an extreme challenge for myself to work for over the next two years. In 2013 I plan on running a marathon each month, preferably a sanctioned event, but if none are available then a 26.2 mile course around Owensboro, KY. This means that for the remainder of 2012 I have to continue to train, lose weight, gain endurance and become better in tune with the stresses that, have in the past, kept me from reaching my goals.
May – Memorial Day ½ Marathon
Multiple 5k’s, 10k’s
September – Honest Abe Trail Run Marathon
January – 26.2 Owensboro route – Road
February – 26.2 Owensboro route – Road
March – Land Between the Lakes Marathon – Trail
April – Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon – Road
May – Memorial Day (double) ½ Marathon – Road
June – 26.2 Owensboro route – Road
July – 26.2 Owensboro route – Road
August – Eagle Creek Trail Marathon – Trail
September – Honest Abe Trail Run Marathon – Trail
October – 26.2 Owensboro route – Road
November – The Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon – Road
December – Tecumseh Trail Marathon – Trail
Ultra-Marathon of more than 35-50 miles
So let the training begin!