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Fixin’ to do Something Really Hard – Help!!!

Today I did a fairly simple 44 – a crunch with my elbows glued to the ground the entire time.  Try it – it really changes the way you work your abs!!!

start - elbows on the ground
start – elbows on the ground
crunch up - fists tap thighs (elbows stay pressed into ground)
crunch up – fists tap thighs (elbows stay pressed into ground)

You can see that it is a small crunch but you have to hold tight with your abs!!!

It might seem like I haven’t been working out much but that is because I have been getting activity through other methods.  Thursday I spent 7 hours cleaning (an apartment & our venue), setting up for a wedding (moving 140 chairs x2), and ironing (20+ large tablecloths) – that entire time was spent standing and moving and lifting and bending!!!

Yesterday I spent 9 hours painting one of the apartments we have that is now vacant.  Squatting, bending, climbing up and down a ladder – it was a workout for sure.  I figure these long days of solid activity and standing are good for my overall endurance when it comes to my 50.

Screen shot 2013-09-29 at 8.06.36 AMI wrote a post in April about asking for help – is it a strength or a weakness?  For me, it is one of the hardest things in the world to do. 

Paint 9 hours?  no problem
Drive across country by myself?  easy
Run 50 miles?  I think I got it
Ask for help?  ummm…….

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I don’t like to ask anyone for help – ever!!!  Not the boys, not friends, not even Chris!  I’m not sure why it is so hard for me to ask – I’m pretty sure it goes back to when I was young!

However, I’m at a point where I have to bite the bullet and ask.

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I don’t know how to make the logistics of the 50 mile weekend work without help!!!  The race is 100 miles from here (through the Flint Hills in Cassody, KS) and with the drive each way, check in, running…..Chris and I will be gone for pretty much a 24 hour period (with ZERO sleep for either of us).

I had originally planned to leave the boys home but the more I think about it the more stress that causes me (Jordan is only 14 – pretty sure there are some kind of laws about that!!!).  They have no desire (or need) to be up all night just because I’m crazy!!!

There aren’t any hotels in the town we will be in because I thought about that option, too.

And, we have a wedding changeover that night – at pretty much the same time I start running!  Because we are a small staff – pretty much of 1 – we don’t have anyone else trained to set-up.  And, you know I haven’t asked anyone to help!!

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So today, I’m going to have to suck it up and ask for help!!!  (after I spend many more hours painting and cleaning!!)  Or, maybe I will put it off another day – I’m sure if I keep waiting it will get easier, right?!

Happy Sunday!!!