New Challenge

So I’ve been feeling a little stuck lately with my workouts.  I am still working out, getting to the gym, going on runs, etc. but I just feel unchallenged lately.  And I know why.  This is the first time in three summers that I am not training for a marathon, in fact I do not have any race on the horizon at the moment.  So what shall I do…triathlons totally freak me out for the swimming part (I would need to invest a lot of time and get a coach).  And my bike is in major need or repair (which is on my to-do list…I was at the bike store nearby on Friday). 

I’ve been thinking about signing up for a Spartan Run or something a little off-beat as a new challenge, but I am not sure yet.  I know that I am strong but just how much upper body strength do I need to accomplish the obstacles?  I’ve been focusing more of my workouts on my arms, chest and back so if I up it a few notches I’m sure I would be ok.  There is nothing more that I hate than when people make fun of my “little” muscles or tell me I’m so tiny.  Try me-I could probably out bench you!  And let me tell you…this girl has muscles after all this last month or so from moving and carrying boxes, furniture and rugs around. 

So what have you done when you needed a new physical challenge?  I am up for suggestions!  And if anyone is interested in doing an event together that would certainly help in the motivation department.

About mileoneandcounting

I'm a young professional living in the Washington, DC area. Since moving here in 2007 I have honed a passion for running and fitness. Growing up I played soccer and softball (and tested track & field for one year). After college I ran a few 5K races, but running was really only a means to staying in shape for me. Never in my wildest imagination had I thought I'd ever run a marathon, let alone three. Nor did I think I'd get the running bug after doing so, but I'll admit I'm hooked! Over the years my blog has grown into so much more than a running blog though. Sometimes I have deep thoughts. Other times I'm simply sharing a training story or a review of a product. Here's the place where you'll learn about me through my many adventures--even I enjoy going back to re-read some posts from time to time. I've also been able to hone my love for health and wellness through my business called IDLife which stands for Individually Designed Life. I'd love to help inspire you to live your best life yet so please don't hesitate to reach out to me and may my words resonate with you. See you on the trails...
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