Friday, July 13, 2012

Course Of Action

The last few Septembers Hubby Tony and I have made a road trip to Columbia Missouri for the Roots n Blues n BBQ festival.  We've always attended half of the two-day festival, leaving our house early Saturday morning, and dropping our things at Son Brian and DIL Nicole's house when we get into town.  After watching a good chunk of the music (alternating between the multiple stages) at the end of the night we go back to their house to sleep. Sunday morning we eat breakfast, then leave.

This year is going to be different, though.  We'll be getting into town late Friday night and getting up early Saturday morning.  I think every festival/fair/community celebration now has an opportunity to be active, and the Roots n Blues  is no exception. Saturday morning they're offering a half-marathon run and a 10K. Last month Nicole said that she and Brian were doing the longer route, and she pointed out that anyone who participated got a free ticket to the festival. Might Tony and I want to join in and tackle the shorter one?

I didn't agree immediately, but also didn't say no.  Neither Tony or I run, but Nicole assured us that there were people who walked the route. We thought about it for several days, discussed whether we could do it (10K is a little over 6 miles), and decided to give it a try.  We're all registered; now I just have to get ready for it.

I used to be more active, going to the gym for an hour a day four or five days a week, but over the past three years my work schedule and inertia have gotten me out of the habit. Tony and I do walk several times a week, but our regular route is a little over two miles. If I tried to triple that overnight I don't think I'd be able to move the next day!

This month I'm trying to walk four miles on a regular basis. Next month I'll aim for five, and by late September (I hope) I'll be managing the complete amount with ease.

13 comments:

  1. I know myself very well, I'd rather pay for my ticket. Good luck to you.

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    1. I'm planning on following through on my commitment, but I DO get the ticket whether I do the course or not :-)

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  2. Have fun on your walk. You can do it! Just be sure to keep hydrated and use a good pair of shoes. I've done the 8 mile Aloha Run for 4 years now and it's been a challenge, but such a sense of accomplishment when it's over.

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  3. good luck! Sounds like it will be an accomplishment!

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  4. That's a good plan. Good luck.

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  5. Absolutely you can do it!!!! Start breaking in those 10k shoes now!

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  6. I'm sure you'll be just fine..especially with your course of action. And the free passes will be so fun!

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  7. Kathy you can do this and it won't even seem like 10k's. I did 23 kilometers in Adelaide in a day and it barely seemed like it. We had such a good time I forgot all about the exercise aspect of my day. I don't work out, no time to do so, I walk when I can (stairs instead of elevators, etc) so I was amazed. You're an active lady, you can do this, no worries!

    My suggestion, take a camera with you and snap away, at the end of 10k's you'll still be looking for things to shoot photos of! lol

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    1. I never would have through to bring a camera with me. Excellent idea!

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  8. Good luck Kathy. You can do it!

    Love,
    VisitMO

    Plan your next trip at VisitMO.com

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  9. You can so do, Kathy! We'll see you in Columbia!

    The Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau team

    VisitColumbiaMO.com

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  10. Can't wait - you guys are going to do great! Plus you'll get a tour of downtown and the trail on the first day of fall (hope we get good weather)!

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