Wednesday, August 1, 2007


“You can’t talk your way out of what you’ve behaved yourself into.” - Stephen Covey

...But boy would it have been easy to talk ourselves out of yesterday's plyometrics track workout and this morning's long force swim.

After over six months of training early in the morning, late at night, in the dark, in the cold and in the heat, when we're excited, when we're bored, and when we just don't feel like it.... accountability keeps us going .

  • We're accountable to EACH OTHER! Neither one of us would have wanted to do the last six months of training alone. Even though we usually workout at the same time / place once a week, we know that the other one is always with us in spirit (...and on the phone asking if we've gotten the day's workout in yet!).
  • We're accountable to our husbands. We made a decision to spend a significant amount of time training this year - and that without the on-going support of our sweeties, that time would be taking a significant toll on our relationships. Following through with what it takes to achieve our goal, makes the time spent in training worth it.
  • We're accountable to our coach. While it's sometimes all to easy to let ourselves down, we know that she is checking in on us -- and that's a powerful extra set of eyes.
  • We're accountable to our friends. Many of our friends have joined us on this endurance journey by training for their own races this year or by donating to Genesis Home in our names.
  • We're accountable to the families of Genesis Home. Because we are speaking on their behalf, we are compelled to do justice to their story. We expect them to hold themselves accountable to the goals they have for changing their lives - and we expect the same of ourselves.

Two months to go!