so, it wasn't a huge week in terms of mileage but i feel a lot stronger going into next week. messed around w/ my new friend "the backpack". the backpack is filled w/ a few of my old friends. mostly, my favorite authors that happened to write BIG books. Thomas Wolfe wrote some monsters. the Russian guys always wrote books that were at least a thousand pages. so, Dostoevsky and Tolstoy are now coming along w/ me on some of my night runs. some of these books changed my Life, moved me to tears, made me angry, gave me courage and in some ways made me a man. it's only fitting now that i am using them to make me stronger. and stronger. and stronger...
but what i really want is to be healthy enough to be able to compete this year. not just do the event to say i did it but to actually push myself beyond the beyonds and come up w/ some decent times. assuming i don't get injured along the way, of course.
i've been coming up w/ little challenges for myself lately. just to keep me motivated. and i'm always looking for friends who are willing to suffer along w/ me. i would be thrilled if anyone would be so inclined to join me for any of the following challenges that i hope to do w/in the next few months. this may sound crazy. but everyone is capable of so much more than they will ever know. and besides...misery loves company??
1. i'm calling it the 4/4/48.
run 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours.
run 30 miles and drink 30 beers all w/in 3 days.
3. 1000 push-ups in a day.
4. i plan to run 36 miles on my 36th birthday. join me for part of it! join me for all of it!
5. 24 hours on the bike trainer.
who's up for it? who's down? who's got crazy idears for me? set crazy goals. make the myths!
cowards never started and the weak died along the way.