Wednesday, May 8, 2013

OK. Now is the Time

Ok. Now what? I got what I asked for. I'm a little scared right now. A little excited too. So I am excited to share with you that I was chosen. Chosen for what you ask? Well chosen from #FMRMC of course. Ok, I know what you are thinking, "What in the World is Michelle talking about now?" Let me explain... 

Me in March 2013 at a friends wedding.
A few weeks ago, someone I follow on twitter retweeted a call for overweight females who are up for a challenge. And not just any challenge a CRAZY HUGE challenge as I care to refer to it as. Well I had a secret goal earlier this year that I didn't even come close to achieving that I shared with maybe two people. (Please don't be offended if you weren't one of the two, it came up in a conversation which I had no intention of sharing). So onward. It now doesn't matter what it was. I didn't do it. So now I saw this challenge to spend a year preparing for a (GULP) marathon. You know those things "athletes" do? That up until I saw that tweet I had no intention of even considering. Well, I thought about it, considered it. Wondered if I could even do it. Doubted that I could do it. I read the organizers blog with some of the details, located here. I emailed for an application, still thinking I must be going Crazy to even consider this! I spent some more time thinking about why I can't do it and finally decided, to give it a go and apply. I did. Today after lunch, I discovered I was CHOSEN. AHH!!! Yippie!! AHH!! Can you see the emotions? 

So there is a group of 15 overweight female from around the world. Mostly, from the US, & the UK, one from India and Portugal and me from Canada. Who, over the course of the next year try to run our butts off. 

  • So if you follow me on twitter, you may see me referencing #FMRMC. This is what I'm talking about. 
  • If you want to see how it's going, I'll be posting here on this blog at least once a month to let ya know what's going on. Now, it maybe more often depending how things go.
  • If you want to join me in any capacity whether cheering me on, going for a run or maybe even doing a 5K alongside me or at the same time, drop me an email or a Facebook message, I may even be willing to travel to your city to do this. 

Now, for those of you who know me well, know that this isn't exactly my "thing." Well people change.   Or perhaps people try to change. Please do me a favour, don't ask me about the "M" word (marathon which is 26.2miles or 42km) for a while. At this very moment where I am shocked I have committed to giving this my best effort, doing this, it seems so distance (in duration & length & time) and well a little un-attainable, you know one of those lofty goals people come up with. But you also know what? If you don't set crazy goals, hey, you'd still be sitting on the couch. Wait, maybe you are still on the couch… well, get up and do something!


  1. Hey girl! Its Seefluffyrun aka Rozette from Texas aka fellow FMRMC sister. While I may be from Texas, my hubby is from the Greater Toronto Area (Ajax). I am so glad you are doing this. You and I seem to be going through the same's all good. I am taking it one step at a time and I just know that those steps just keep adding up. Looking forward to getting to know you over the next year.