Sunday, October 26, 2008

Birthday Fit Challenge

It's official, I'm going to take the Birthday Fit Challenge this year. My neighbor has done the challenge the last couple of years and frankly I've called him nuts (on more than one occassion), but with my new healthy lifestyle (excluding the last 3 months), I see the fun in the challenge. The challenge goes like this:

Take your age and in any order:

1) Swim the number of yards in the first number(# multiplied by 1000 yards),
2) Run the number of miles in the second number,
3) Bike the number of miles in the combined number.

So for me, going on 38 this year:

1) Swim 3000 yards
2) Run 8 miles
3) Bike 38 miles

If you choose to accept the B-Fit B-Day Challenge you must....

Bronze: Do all three (swim/bike/run) during the week of your Birthday.
Silver: Do all three (swim/bike/run) in the three days before, after, or on your B-Day.
Gold: Do all three (swim/bike/run) in 24-hours to celebrate your B-Day!
Platinum: Do all three in miles (swim first number in miles not yards/bike/run) in 24-hours to celebrate your B-Day!

I'm going to shoot for Bronze, but Gold is not out of the question depending on how I feel. You can read all about the B-Fit B-day Challenge here.

My birthday is December 21st, so I've got some time to get back to regular exercise so I don't pass out on my birthday!

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Kelly said...

What? Did I read that you have fallen off the wagon for the past 3months? Whoa, you should go for the gold....lucky for me I am only 32 :)

Paul Taylor said...

Falling of the wagon is a little strong. I'd characterize it as irregular exercise. I'd say jogging along side the wagon, but that would imply I've been working out more than I have.

And isn't that cruel. The older you get, the harder the birthday challenge gets. This is a good reason to say I'm 25 for the rest of my life!