Monday, September 29, 2014

Know Thy Limits

Good evening Ruddies (that’s slang for Running Buddies). It is 19 days until the 2014 Pumpkin Holler Hunnerd. A big part of me is stoked, while the other part is apprehensive.

WHY you might ask?

As Know No Boundaries is one to help others “break through” their self set, self limiting boundaries by “walking the walk & talking the talk”, there comes a point when one must look at reality & make a call as to whether not doing something is actually allowing that “boundary" to define our abilities to be, do & become all that God has in store for us or if it is a smart move so that one can live to fight (or in our case run) another day.

If one is well trained, well prepared & ready to do battle with the obstacle in question & STILL does not, then they have allowed that obstacle or boundary to define them.

If on the other hand, they are not prepared or well trained & decide to modify the challenge, obstacle or boundary only to return at a later time to break through & overcome it, then they are approaching things smart.

Such is the case with the 2014 Pumpkin Holler Hunnerd. Not having had the chance to train properly & get in the necessary long runs. It would be a bad decision to attempt to complete a 100 mile run way undertrained.

We have decided to approach this like one would approach any monumental task - - One step at a time. Instead of the 100 mile distance, Know No Boundaries has decided to cut back to the 100K. For one, it is a smart move; and as we also have the Polar Bear Marathon in Churchill;, Manitoba Canada in November, it is best to run smart.

The 100 mile “boundary” has been broken three times already in the past, so it is not something that we have not done before. It is just something that should not happen now.

Many times one needs to look at the Big Picture & one’s overall long term goal and make adjustments along the way.

Stay tuned for race updates from the 214 PHH as well as previews for the 2014 Polar Bear Marathon.

And as was mentioned in our last post, we are still short of our fundraising goals by about $1500 so if the Holy Spirit moves you, PLEASE consider making a Tax Deductible donation to Know No Boundaries (www.knownoboundaries.org).

Until next time - - - 
God Bless You