Friday, April 11, 2008

The Grand Elliptathon 2008

Okay, so I add one more thing to my “envy” list.

I envy you if you can run marathons. I want to run a marathon. I have the desire. I have the will-power. But I just don’t have the knees.

My friends Heather and Jenelle are signed up for the St. George marathon. My BFF Dana just told me that she is training for the half marathon. I am so proud of them but…

uhnch!

I want to run one too!

So I’ve decided. I’m running an elliptathon. 26 miles on the elliptical trainer. Ryan is joining me in this conquest. We will be training for the next month and a half and running the elliptathon side by side by the first of June. I realize that an elliptathon is nowhere near the beast that a real marathon is, but an accomplishment nonetheless. Do you want to run an elliptathon, too?

12 comments:

Melanie said...

Great idea! Why is it that every time I make a serious decision to get back on track with a workout schedule I get sick? It's a really mean trick.

Chris and Tara Mason said...

Wow - how long do you think that will take? I would love to run one, but I am seriously, seriously, seriously out of shape! It would take me at least 6 months to prepare for such a thing!
You need to start thinking about what you are going to want to watch on TV while you're running. Instead of being the one on the sideline handing you cups of water and towels, I could change out the DVD for you! :)

Teena said...

Hi Bethany! I think the elliptathon is a great idea! I also have bad knees, but I would love to join you and Ryan in your quest. However, I'm in CO right now (helping with Danni's pregnancy complications - she's in the hospital until she delivers), so I won't be able to start training until June 1. I'm going to run my elliptathon on my birthday, August 24th. I'll start my training on YOUR DAY, though, in celebration of your big event! Love you guys!

Teena

Audrey said...

That's the only way you'd get me to run 26 miles. I have absolutely no desire to ever punish my body that way--ever! How about you challenge me to eat 26 donuts in one day or something more my speed?

Bart said...

The elliptical trainer always seems harder than running. Probably because I'm not used to it. I bet this'll be a pretty tough goal to finish, and I wish you luck!

karenh said...

ohh that's a good goal.. what gym do you guys go to ??

Blake and Meg said...

I'm down! I start training tomorrow!

Katie said...

yes yes i do..... great idea...!!! I need to get in shape because Nate and I are going on our trek as a ma & pa... Im going to die where the real pioneers died... (if i dont get my butt in gear).. I have to tell you I LOVE YOUR BLOG PAGE... I love to laugh out loud to the point of tears!!!! OH and i too think our babies are super cute and yes they could be sisters.. im sure hair will come someday!!! OH>>> and 1 more thing.. I went to the place where i got the green bow...and they are going out of business so they arent ordering any more bows..!!!! they were all out of the green one but I bought a brown and pink one for you.... So I need your address... and i will keep my eye out for another green one... if shelby grows out of hers before i find another one... I will send you that one... sorry this is so long...

Dana said...

I think I"d rather do an eliptithon than this half marathon! Then I'd get to watch tv and get my mind off of things! What a great idea!

Evan & Rebecca Jones said...

I guess this would mean that I would actually have to workout ... :) Which truly is the plan after baby #2 is born.

Heather & Trevor said...

Oh you are so cute to put me in your post! I feel like a celebrity! LOL! YOu are amazing! I will say that it will be better on your knees! Great Idea! I am so proud of you! Let me know how it goes! You are AWESOME! :)

Anonymous said...

How did it go, by the way? I'm thinking of doing the same!