Posted March 1st, 2006, 05:13 PM
cruise cat - i think that this is a great idea!
i would love to join in (in my own way) - i am not a runner of marathons or races at all, but i do believe that the way to great health is one step at a time. i have already come up with an idea of a long term goal for myself (well past how long we'll all be posting i'm sure, but i will stick to it on my own as well - i'm a trooper!!!
) - basically as follows:
i'm going on my 5 year anniversary cruise, departing from Rome which is about 4400 miles from where we live - so if it took me 5 years to get to Rome, i can make it back in 5 years MAXIMUM. i'm choosing this slow pace because i don't currently run, but do work out on the treadmill, stairclimber and crosstrainer at the gym frequently (all of which post the number of miles travelled), so it doesn't hurt for me to keep track of that number! i'm starting with a mini-target of 204 miles by the time we cruise (may 26) and after we get back, if i am well ahead of my goal i will readjust to a more reasonable time frame. i will only count the miles that i do on the gym equipment (i also do step classes and tae-bo, etc, etc but that will not be counted toward my miles logged) - it seems easier that way! after crunching my numbers (roughly, i won't know until i truly undertake this endeavour), this seems reasonably acceptable for me to accomplish without injury or running myself ragged. i plan on starting tomorrow (getting over a rough cold, and i think i need this one extra night to make sure that i am 100% to go!)
i think that i will also try to talk the hubby into this one as well (i know that he won't post though) - and when we 'make it back' from Rome, it should be in time to celebrate another anniversary - with another cruise to look forward to!!!
good luck to you, and everyone else who is going to exercise their way to a wonderful place, and i will start posting tomorrow!!!