I am crazy. Did you know that? I somehow got talked into THIS

What is “THIS” you ask? It is a 200-mile overnight relay race through the hills of Kentucky called The Bourbon Chase. There are 6 couples from our church participating in this and I got talked into being one of them. I have to run 3 different legs for a total of 15.6 miles. I most likely will be running one leg in the middle of the night. Yah…I am crazy.

So I started my training last week. I had to run two one-milers and two two-milers for a total of 6 miles for the week. The first day I wanted to quit. The second day I wanted to die. The third day I wanted to kill someone. Not bad, right?

The fourth day I ran with hubby so I felt more competitive and motivated. I ran the two miles in 19:36. My goal is to stay under a 10-minute mile.

I started today running one mile and I did it in 9:56 and it actually didn’t feel like my lungs were going to explode. Success.

I have 20 weeks to train so I should be able to do “THIS'” right? Oh dear.

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17 Comments

  1. Well count me as crazy too because this sounds like a blast!! You are going to do awesome!! Please give updates on how your training is going :0)
    ~Sherrie

  2. Wow. I ran a mile once. It took me 15 minutes. It was when I was 15. Now? It would take me…well, I would never finish. Call 911 folks. She’s dead. Good luck, it sounds like you will do great!! : )
    Gives a whole new meaning to the words “late night booze run.”
    Ha!
    Macey

  3. awesome!

    You can totally do it…it IS a competition, right? I have never seen you see a competition you didn’t like. 🙂

  4. You can do it !!! Move it ! Move it !!! lol And if you faint maybe a cute guy will try to give you mouth to mouth 😉 lol Have fun 😉 !!!!!!!!!!

  5. I would be crazy to do this because I am NOT a runner, I am barely a walker, I think the term is “couch potato,” LOL.You should be very proud of yourself for doing this. It really is AWESOME.

  6. Uhhh…. well, I am not the one to ask right now sitting here in the state I am. : ) Of course, I WOULDN’T be the one to ask if I wasn’t 9 months pregnant. : )

    Good luck though… I used to love running a long, long, long time ago… back when I was a tiny little junior higher and highschooler. : ) But I think you can do it… and hey, maybe you will fit into some skinny jeans by the time you are done training! : ) That would be super awesome to accomplish both!!!! Rooting for you!

  7. I’m sure you’ll find this to be a better way to get back into shape than the afore mentioned stomach-flu method HAHA!
    I’m rooting for ya! Do you bring the kids with you when you run?

  8. Ummm… inspiring. You go girl! Remember to not try to overdo it out of the chocks – starting out with a goal of “under 10 minute mile” is really ambitious in my opinion – I’m presuming you must exercise regularly and this isn’t just the start of exercising for you! I’m truly impressed but don’t kill yourself – an injured runner won’t be of much value! Get good shoes!!

  9. AWESOME, BECKIE!! I love that you are doing it as couples…I so want to join you.

  10. Hi Beckie! I'm a blog stalker (can I be a blog stalker if I actually have a blog but forget to update it??) from Summit View anyway, just wanted to encourage you on the training. I"m training for a half marathon in Oct and I'm up to three miles….how will I ever get to that 13.1, I have no idea..one step at a time right?? I'm hoping it gets easier!

  11. Hmmmmm…………are you trying to lose your uterus? :X

    How come kids never listen to their mudders?

  12. ok, you are crazy! I trained for 9 weeks to do a stinking 5k and you are already blowing me out of the water! You can do it! Run!!
    Nicole W.

  13. That is amazing…and I had no idea at all! I am sure you will do it as well as you do everything else you do. I am afraid of running.

  14. Goodness, I was thinking this would be a breeze for you! Afterall you are supermom in my book! I think you will do great! I wish I had the Nike thing you were talking about, but I dont- I just got a shuffle a week ago- I know Ms. Cheap! I.LOVE.IT- cant beleive I waited so long to get one!

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