Monday, June 8, 2009

Kick Me, Please

This a post requesting that you all kick me in the ass when needed.

Why? Who asks people to kick them in the rear?

Well, inspired by Christy from A Lil' Welsh Rarebit I have decided to train for a triathalon (its a sprint not a full distance, I'm not that nuts, yet). Now I am sure that some of you who know me are thinking that I have completely lost it and maybe I have. I know I'm the world champion of coming up with ideas, I just suck at actually following through on them.

But I have actually thought about this. I've always wanted to do a triathalon. I want and need to get myself back into shape. And I'm going to be 40 this year. All of these things have conspired to make me actually train for this thing. I have a 16 week plan with swimming, biking and running all laid out for me. I'm meeting with a personal trainer to work on my swim stroke. I'm going to get my bike out of mothballs and actually ride it.

In short I am going to do this. I really really am. The race is on September 27th, one day before my birthday on the 28th. I can't imagine a better way to enter my 40s.

So every Sunday night (or Monday morning) I'll let you know how I've done on the training for the previous week. And here is where the ass kicking comes in, if I start to slack off, you have my permission to virtually kick my butt to get me back in gear. Really, please feel free, I have a feeling that I may need it.


And speaking of the wonderful and fabulous Christy, she is having a giveaway on her site. She is giving away some fabulous things including a personalized monogramed necklace from Tags-n-Stones, a $25 gift certificate to Dali Decals for some really cool wall art, and finally a $25 gift certificate to Ecostore USA which has some great eco-friendly cleaning products.

So please visit Christy, check out the great giveaways and check out her wonderful blog. I am sure you will love her as much as I do.


Anonymous said...

Yay! You are doing the Danskin! You will be so HAPPY that you trained for it and completed it. It is the best feeling in the world. I am so proud of you, you go girl! I will give you a kick in the pants if and when you need it. Let me know if you need any thing.

Michelle said...

I'm impressed with such a lofty goal. What a way to enter your 40's. I'll be happy to help you with the pants kicking also....

mommygeekology said...

freaking GOOD for YOU! WOOT!

I am so your cheerleader. I want to be the official head cheerleader. :)

Christy said...

Awww thank you so much Renee! I'm so proud of you and will definitely kick your butt if necessary - as long as you promise to do the same to me!!!

WE CAN DO THIS! We can even stay on track and work out in Chicago together next month!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Yes - that Christy with her enthusiasm...she sure does get people fired up!

Good for you and I look forward to reading about it!

Karen said...

You can do it! (And trust me, you won't regret it when you do...)

EatPlayLove said...

Awesome! It's great to be setting a goal to work towards! I'll be rooting you on.

Kari said...

Wow - good for you!!!

Rachel said...

Awesome! I'm super impressed! And jealous of your ambition! Good luck!

Christy said...

How's the training going today?

You have an award waiting for you on my site!