Pump up the jam
Pump it up
While your feet are stompin’
And the jam is pumpin’
Look ahead: the crowd is jumpin’
Pump it up a little more
Get the party goin’ on the dance floor
See? ‘Cuz that’s where the party’s at
And you’ll find out if you do that
Six weeks of pre-mission prep have gone down, and now, it’s time FOR THE MAIN EVENT.
The main event, formerly known as Mission Impossible, has been officially named. If you follow me on Instagram, you may or may not recall a post from New Year’s Day where I made this explicit statement:
i’m gonna get so effing strong & take down my 2018 goals like the Undertaker.
This is an absolutely perfect statement regarding how I feel about my mission with Lifelong Endurance to beat my personal best in the marathon by TWENTY minutes.
THE UNDERTAKER! ahaha WWF is fuckin hilarious. Shortly after I posted that plank pic, my freaking IDOL, Laura (@nebraskarunner) posted this:
The Undertaker really speaks to people. I’ve gotten so many awesome suggestions for what to call this endeavor and I could not pick..so I was gonna go with Operation: Undertaker. But the Undertaker is a little grim..and scary….
THEN a suggestion rolled in on Instagram. The name of one of my favourite songs as a little kid in the 90’s, and still one of my favourite pump-up songs to this day. PUMP UP THE JAM! I remember my dad actually had the Technotronic CD LOLOLOL
It’s so perfect and I’m totally sold! I want to run fast just thinking about Pump up the Jam!!!!! And so, we have it! More fun than the Undertaker, and more up-beat.
Operation: Pump up the JAMmie – a sixteen-week training block commanded by Lifelong Endurance and executed by me. A quest for 03:31:18 at Jack & Jill’s Marathon in North Bend, Washington. Fuckin watch me.
Who? Me, under the wing of Lifelong Endurance
What? take 42.2k tha fuck down (like the Undertaker) and run a 20:00 PR (and BQ)
Where? Jack & Jill’s Marathon, North Bend, WA
When? July 29, 2018
Why? because I want it more than I’ve ever wanted anything in my whole life and I will do WHATEVER it takes to make this happen.
How? stay tuned. Sixteen weeks of what may be too much information, is coming at you
Thank you so much to everyone who gave me SO MANY awesome, fun, creative and badass suggestions. That was fun! The PRO Compression socks go to Jane, thanks for the perfect idea! (she picked the neon candy socks, good choice)
And now, I will leave you with the dance I’ll be doing for a warm-up from now until..ever.