Friday, June 17, 2011

139 miles in 19 days

Way back at the beginning of May, I pledged to walk/run 150 miles in the Cardio Challenge at work... over a 6 week period. This wouldn't have been a problem, but right before the challenge started I received the jarring news that I had skin cancer on my shoulder and it was a whirlwind diagnosis, surgery and recovery.

A few days ago, I remembered the challenge and I told someone that it would be IMPOSSIBLE for me to complete it at this point. Someone even called it "mathematically impossible." Then I thought about it some more and decided to challenge myself and go for it anyway... mostly because I need to prove to myself that it can be done. And because I hate math.

I've done a little over 16 miles in the past 3 days (all on pavement -- 3 of those miles in the pouring rain) and the blisters are killing me, my legs are on fire and I'm pretty sure my lower back tried to secede from the rest of my body. There are now only 18 days left. I have 134 miles to go. And somehow, some way... I will do it -- (math and common sense be damned.)


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