Wednesday, April 04, 2012

A story

Once upon a time there was a mom and her little guy.  

One day, the mom and the boy decided to go on a 3 mile run.   As you might expect from a seven year old, the little guy started off down the street like a rocket.  But the mom soon convinced him to slow down so they could pace themselves. It was a clear, brisk morning and the mom was just glad to be out running and walking together, even if it wasn't at her regular pace.

The mom had her GPS watch with her and when they reached 1.5 miles, the little guy asked how far they had gone and how fast they were moving.  She told him they were holding a steady 12 minute pace. 

"Let's shoot for 30 minutes!", the little guy said.  

The mom explained that to make 3 miles in 30 minutes they'd need to speed up to 10 minute miles and then they'd have to go even faster to make up for the slower beginning pace. 

It was an unlikely scenario.  But not to the little guy. 

"There's no point in not trying, Mom!" he exclaimed as he sprinted down the street.

Of course they didn't make that 30 minute goal.  

But those words and attitude stuck with the mom, until many years later she decided to try this.


Adelyn said...

I'm so excited for you to be taking on this challenge! I can't wait to read about the journey to this journey :)

Olga said...

From the mouths of the babes...What do you got to loose? :)

ultrarunnergirl said...

Great story. And you can do it! 100 miles. Get a good friend to pace you the last 50k.

Susan Kokesh said...

Sarah, I'm so excited for you. P2P is going to be great! Nothing ventured, nothing gained. I'm impressed. Go for it. :)

Joe said...

Wow!! You are going for it, big time, Sarah!!! If this doesn't bring focus all summer for you, I don't know what will!!!!!

Carrie said...

I think of what LG said often. It's why I signed up for my big scary race this year too. There's no point in not trying....