Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Biting Off More Than I Can Chew?

Have you ever felt like this? You know..."your eyes
were bigger than your stomach!", "bit off more than you could chew!" or "in over your head!"

I know I have.  But to be honest I enjoy doing it!  Don't get the wrong impression, I'm not talking about food here, that's just in the proverbial sense.  Those who know me closely have witnessed some of these the time I thought it was a good idea to try and roll down a hill in a HUGE truck tire!  Not such a good idea after all...I still have the scar to prove it.

I think this quality lies somewhere in all of us (yes I think it's a quality, it adds a little spice to life!).  For me and many of my close friends (some of whom have blogged about their own experiences) the realm of choice has turned to endurance sports.  I'm not saying that anyone is taking uncalculated risks here, I assure you they are very calculated.  But as individuals pursue the limits of self (no matter in what realm, in this case human endurance) they may find that they can't control for every possible variable and this makes for when heck of an adventure.  You exciting or unusual experience that's usually a bold or risky undertaking, with an uncertain outcome!  The Cooper River Bridge Run certainly had some components of the unusual experience, not that it was bold or risky.

In the weeks following the Bridge Run, those closest to me who know my "Ladder Plan" have been inquiring about what's next after the 15K coming up on your schedule?  What 1/2 marathon are you going to do, what marathon are you going to do, etc?  Well, the rough plan is now in place and can be seen under "20ll Events" on the right sidebar.  Am I biting off more than I can chew?  Well, I don't know yet, but it's going to be exciting to see...hopefully not in the train wreck sense!

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