The last few weeks have been less than ideal for me in a number of ways, and the result of that is a less than stellar exercise record.

So what happens when you jump back on the exercise wagon?

It hurts.

A lot.

My legs didn’t like the walking, lifting and running this week. At all.

But, I have informed them that they need to get used to it. Because Monday begins a whole new level of pain.

Training for Goofy’s Race-and-a-Half Challenge at Disney World.

In January, three “goofy” friends and I will run a 1/2 marathon (13.1 miles) on Saturday, and a full marathon (26.2 miles) on Sunday, for a total of 39.3 miles in two days.

And if you are my husband, you say not only is that “goofy,” but it is just plain stupid. At which point I remind him that we don’t use the word stupid in our house. 🙂

So, here’s to miles and miles of running, pain, laughing, talking, more pain, hills, more miles, and the all out fun that will be had, both during the process and after the completion.

(When I am complaining about having to run 20 miles in 20 degree weather, remind me that this is supposed to be fun.)

I am up for the challenge. And that means my body is up for the challenge whether it likes it or not. And if you had told me even three years ago I would be doing this, I would have told you that you were “goofy.”

You may not want to complete this challenge (and really, who could blame you!), but what is something that you have been wanting to challenge yourself to do in the area of fitness?