Friday, April 16, 2010

New Adventure

I turn the big 3-0 this year and to be honest I'm starting to feel my age. Having three children definitely puts a strain on your body but, I have set some goals for myself the rest of the time that I am stationed here in Germany. I signed up to complete the Nijmegen March in the Netherlands in July. This is a 100 mile march that is completed over 4 days. I am nervous about tackling this but, I need a real challenge. My other goal is to complete a marathon while stationed here. As of now I have completed two practice walks. The first was a 10K and the second a 15K. I am suppose to tackle a 20K this weekend. I had a new respect for distance after completing my first walk. My weekest point were my feet. I had blisters by the half way point and had to stop for a bit. Still, I have learned how to tape my feet and wear the best socks. I have to complete the march in uniform. I have not done my marches while in uniform but, I did complete the second march while wearing my boots. I will be completing my other marches in my boots as well. I have pictures but I still haven't downloaded them yet. Hope to soon! I have also tackled a new work regime and it is the hardest thing I have ever done but I LOVE it. It's called crossfit. It is short, high intense, full body workouts that regularly take you to the point of muscle failure. Though the workouts are grueling and at times seem immpossible, my strength has doubled in the past three weeks!! Check it out, the best thing is, the workouts are usually over in 20 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. Dana I am impressed!!! Your goals sound great. Hard, but attainable with persistent hard work. I think goals are SO important, because without them, we don't have anything to strive for. And when we're not striving for something ahead of us, we regress, or stagnate. I love it!

    I have heard many women tell me they love crossfit!!! Do blog more when you think of it...

    Also, how is nursing Matthew going? Are the girls healthy now?


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I'm an outside girl that loves horseback riding, hiking, camping,or anything that involves the great outdoors. I from VA though I currently live in Selfkant-Havert, Germany. I drink excessive amounts of coffee. My imagination often runs away with me usually to an awesome horse farm that is self-sustaining where I teach girls how to mesh being athletic, tough, and leadership quality without loosing that gentle and quiet spirit. According to Suellen from "Gone With the Wind," "You can always tell a lady by her hands." I believe there is some truth to that statement. A lady should be strong and capable of caring for her family, gentle enough to quiet tiny tears, ferocious enough to scare away monsters lurking on the bed, and capable of hosting the next ball. I really love having fun doing things on the adventurous side, and the more dangerous the better. I also enjoy drawing and writing some. I absolutely LOVE Traveling and am drawn magnetically to other countries and adventures!!