Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The 99/100 Challenge!

Day 2 is done and we were able to complete a little over 2 miles today. I'm not going to post a new map for every run... unless you want me to. LMAO

This means that we've completed 5 miles in the first 2 days! We aren't anything amazing... well, maybe Elizabeth is :)  She's the one who gets me out and running. I have to be honest, I HATE to go workout. I love the feeling of working out and like when I'm actually doing, but GOING to do it... not!

Anyway, we upped the ante AGAIN! Now we have a donation button. We wanted to make this mean something. We wanted to make it more important than us getting out and running. She we decided to run to help our community. We will be having a fundraiser for the Shepard's Pantry in Fairhaven, MA.

So, please, join in the run at anytime... there's still time to catch up. It's still only a little more than a mile a day to reach the end. Remember... 99 days between Memorial Day to Labor Day and only 100 miles to complete! Have a fundraiser for something you believe in.

We are also doing a 5K with our friends and family on a little path we know on Labor Day weekend to kind of make a big deal of the whole thing :) Face it, it would look really bad if after all this running, we couldn't run our very own 5K, right?

Check out the details here. I hope that we get you inspired! I hope that we get you moving! Get the kids out on their bikes. Get on your roller blades, heck get in the pool... whatever you want to do :)   If you'd like to help, click the donate button. Thanks!

Oh and like Elizabeth always tells me "It doesn't have to be fast. It doesn't have to look good, but you can't stop!"  Isn't that inspiring?? You don't need fancy clothes or cute outfits... hehe. Just look at us!

Monday, May 30, 2011

The 99/100 Challenge!

Anyone up for a challenge?? Actually, in terms of challenges, this one is rather small.

There are 99 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and in that time me and Elizabeth will be running 100 miles. Yeah, yeah, yeah... I'm sure all you runners out there are thinking this is a pathetically small distance to complete in 99 days, right? Well, not for us! It works out to be a little more than a mile a day... 7.14miles per week actually. However, when you factor in jobs, kids, vacations, dogs, and well... just about anything else; getting out to run everyday is tough. I know, I feel better when I run and I know I like the results of toning my body, BUT seriously, it's just EASIER to do nothing!!

So we are going to be posting about our runs, distances, epiphanies (ummm... yeah), and maybe a little whining... but we're hoping that you might join us! So grab the link at top and post this challenge on your blog. In the end, we will be wrapping it all up Labor Day weekend with a 5K for our family and friends to help benefit a local food pantry... more details to come :)

I will set up a sidebar so we can all keep track of each others' progress, because seriously, isn't a lot more of a challenge/motivation when you aren't doing it alone??

Now, for those of you still hesitant about this challenge... you don't have to RUN! Heck, get the kids involved and walk to the park everyday. Break out the roller blades, scooters, or bikes. The idea is to get moving and you never know, maybe your friends have been looking for a reason to get up and going as well.

Good luck and let me know when you decide to join the challenge! We're starting tomorrow at 7am... who's in?!?