Day 10: If I could be any type of Pro Athlete…

I missed a day…But I’m back on track and for day 10, the topic is “What Kind of Pro Athlete Would I Be?”.

Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh

I was a pretty active kid growing up.  Roller skating around the house (another fond childhood memory!), swimming all summer, running everywhere I went.  I also stayed active throughout most of my teen years: playing volleyball, swim team for a short time, lifting some weights here and there.  Nowadays, running has become a main part of my workout routines…Still, I think volleyball would have to be my favorite sport of all.

Not to long ago, I posted on my addiction to the Olympics.  This got me thinking about which sport I would want to compete in as an Olympian.  It would definitely be Sand Volleyball.  Not that I’m particularly fond of baring that much of my body in public but because the USA women’s teams had an amazing time at the Olympics.  They made it look fun and simple and easy.  Not that I’m under the illusion that any of it is.  But, they were inspiring to say the least.  Especially Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh.  This was the third Olympics that they had won gold at.  Amazing!!!  Unheard of….until now.

So, that is the kind of Pro Athlete I would choose to be.  What about you?

Picture from: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1278703-olympic-volleyball-2012-misty-may-treanor-kerri-walsh-day-3-results

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The Adventure Club

About three years ago, my sister and I formed this little club.  “The Adventure Club”.  The idea was that we would get out and do some fun activities that day to day life doesn’t really allow.  I think we went kayaking one time.  I can’t really remember why but it just never got off the ground.  I am a pretty active person and I like to run, exercise, and am starting to get into bike riding and kayaking a little.  Me and my sis have actually done a couple of races this year (a 5k and a Warrior Dash).  They were really fun and we want to do some more.  So, we decided to bring the “Adventure Club” back from the dead and give it one more shot. 

I figure that if we are already running and are planning on doing some bike runs and paddling then why not put a name to it and make it a little bit more official?  Perhaps it will help us to be a bit more dedicated.  I have already made a mental list of the activities that I want to undertake this summer and fall and they are: riding horses, kayaking, hiking to some special places in our area, indoor rock climbing, and running a 5k in september.

I think these are very “doable” and I am excited to have our little club again.  This past weekend was the kickoff and we went kayaking on the river.  It was pretty tame but that’s ok.  The point is getting out there and not just being one of those people who say “yeah lets go do ____ (insert activity) sometime” and then never follows through.  That is a pet peeve of mine and I decided some years ago that I didn’t want to be like that. Since that time I have tried to be a someone who follows through with what I say….

Anyhow, Adventure…Here we come!!!!

Warrior Dash

Sweat. Endurance. Hard Work. Exciting. These are just a few of the words that come to mind when I think of the Warrior Dash.  I’ve been training the past two months now and am feeling more and more ready as each day passes.  My goal? To run the entire race, and to complete it at a reasonably good time.  I’m looking forward to race day…although it will be a little nerve-wracking for me.  I have to say that being surrounded by other runners and athletes is one of the biggest motivations.  I’ve put a countdown on my blog page to remind myself how close race day actually is!  In 12 days I will get to see if the training has paid off….I think it will. I feel ready.