Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A Goal Perhaps?

So I've never really trained for anything. Certainly I have accomplished many things that have taken commitment (it did take me a decade, but I did write a book, after all) and, yes, I've undertaken both physical and mental challenges, but I have had little experience in the world of organized competition or other such arenas that would require a training plan that actually pushed me. I gym, bike, yoga, dance, and swim because I need to move. It might be time to put a bit more intentionality behind those endeavors and see what I can wring out of them.

So... why not Adventure Racing? And look at that, a race nearby and right there in smack dab middle of summer.



Heck, since I just posted about needing something new to do in my life while downing a bowl of pasta and rooting around in the pantry for something chocolate, I'm thinking Adventure Racing might be worth a try. Okay, time to get the bike out, get some new trail shoes, retrieve the canoe from my folks cottage, and try to remember my orienteering skills from Girl Scouting days past...

8 comments:

Tierra the earth mama said...

I need a bite or two from your bowl of energy and motivation, please.

Tierra the earth mama said...

oh, and btw..i just read your child free/childless blog...holy moly!!!

it was very interesting to see "both" sides, if you can call them that, but i just have to let you know- you were the only one that made the most sense to me. everyone else sounded either too harsh or too blathering in a way that made me go- um, whatever.

and i am childless, so go figure.

pattimst3k said...

If I had any coordination or athletic ability, I would totally join you on this adventure. But since I have neither :(
Tierra--omg, your profile made me laugh out loud (the eating, shitting, sleeping thing).
TeacherPatti

Zoe the Wonder Dog said...

Tierra recently updated her blog and I didn't quite realize it unitl I got to "shitting" in the general intersts section! Ha!

pattimst3k said...

Hey Zoe--I got your message re: clogging and I will see you there. I live not that far from the P'field Rec Center. Now the challenge will be to recognize each other without bike helmets!
Thanks so much for the invite and I will see you there next Wednesday! :)
Patti

Zoe the Wonder Dog said...

I'll recognize you this time! I saw you at the Corner on Thursday, but you were too deeply engaged in playing games with your people to notice my lame attempts to wave at you.

pattimst3k said...

Oh gosh--I'm sorry! I think we were playing Role a Roll. You really, really must experience this game. And you must be really, really baked while you are experiencing it :) :)

TeacherPatti said...

Hey! Thanks for adding my blog! I don't think LJ lets me have a blog list...one day, I have to migrate somewhere else, but I am a creature of habit, so....
See ya Wednesday!!
Patti :)