"Seeing" things a little differently
this is part three in a series of articles documenting my journey of entering the
Ten days until I find out if I have what it takes to be a barbarian. I’m beginning to have my doubts. I haven’t been as obligated to my training as I had hoped to be.
My daughter and I took on this challenge hoping it would give us more incentive to stay on track of losing a few pounds for her September beach wedding. That part of the deal has worked, we’ve both lost a few pounds & toned up a little. So what’s the problem you might ask?
I received an email from the “barbarians” and the first line said, (and I quote)” it is only days until you enter into the valley of pain, you will have no fear, fear is not an option!
Have I bitten off more than I can chew? I have a tendency to do that sometimes. I’ve never ran any kind of race before let alone an obstacle course. What was I thinking? I’m a fifty-one year old grandmother!
I love the meaning of a barbarian… Maybe this is why I am so challenged by this thing, it’s a personal challenge for me.
I quote directly from Bsboyd10
“They will be very self motivated. As they relish in their achievements, they will not lose themselves in over glorification of themselves. They will use this opportunity to lift up those around them. Their achievements hold greater meaning when others accomplish those achievements with them. They inspire those around them even if they are unaware of it. They will have pride in their sweat soaked and blood stained shirts. They will refuse to hide their cuts and bruises, as they hope to have a passerby question them. Finally, they will have a slightly addictive personality…After they become a “barbarian” they will never stop. They will be addicted to life. It will be habit. They will be the pioneers, as they spread the word without enticement. They will be leaders as they grow the army and continue to change the world for the better.”
Today I did 2.5 miles on the elliptical machine – 20 minutes, & 2 miles on the treadmill 32 minutes. Weights, arms & legs. As I slithered out of the gym I felt good, now I need to do this everyday!
I will be meeting another blogger there that I am pumped about. How often do you get to meet a fellow blogger? He has a great site, you should visit him at
Coach Crystal’s Padawan Pictures will be posted after the race!
All kidding aside , I am so excited and looking forward to this event. I will get to see my daughters new home in Pinson after her wedding and meet her finances parents. It will be a wonderful weekend.
T minus 10 days and counting, I am a barbarian! 🙂
For more reading…..
Eighteen days before challenge – https://sherrylcook.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/countdown/
Seven weeks before challenge – https://sherrylcook.wordpress.com/2012/05/09/count-me-in/
Two months before challenge – https://sherrylcook.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/we-are-barbarian-erggggg/