You Either Pay the Price or you Pay the Price

Clay Johnson:                    Hi, Clay Johnson here with Castle & Cooke Mortgage. And I’m here with Cheryl Knowlton with Dynamite Productions. Hey guys, super fun to come at you and talk to you about some of these things. One of the things we wanted to hit on Cheryl is anything worth achieving takes some work and some effort to get there.

Cheryl Knowlton:             Absolutely.

Clay Johnson:                    And you kind of make this statement. How do you say that again? If you don’t pay the price-

Cheryl Knowlton:             You either pay the price or you pay the price. And I did that when I did my half marathon, my 15th half marathon a week and a half ago because it was the steepest one I’ve ever done. And two weeks before I was like, “I’ve been training on my treadmill. It is flat. I wonder if that’s going to be a problem.” It was a problem when I couldn’t move the next day.

Clay Johnson:                    It’s like taking a lot of work. You still worked a lot to get there.

Cheryl Knowlton:             I did.

Clay Johnson:                    But tell us a little bit about like how you were training, working up to it. And then what the event is like itself.

Cheryl Knowlton:             Oh, well the event was really fun. And training, ultimately I think that I’m putting in the time and then I realized when I get to the event I should’ve put in more time. And I should’ve prepared for that.

Clay Johnson:                    Right.

Cheryl Knowlton:             So if it’s going to be downhill, you got to prep for downhill.

Clay Johnson:                    Well, you’re a busy woman. I see your schedule, I know your schedule, I know what you’re doing. The fact that you can train it all is really a miracle. But you get it in, you make it happen, and you survived.

Cheryl Knowlton:             I did. I survived. I was walking like a mummy for a minute. But yeah.

Clay Johnson:                    What were your thoughts during the event?

Cheryl Knowlton:             Well, I did it with my daughter who was 15 weeks pregnant, so she’s the real hero of this story. She does Flying Ninja burpees off her ceiling every day. She’s pregnant with her third child. And so she is such an inspiration to me. And we just kept each other company the whole time. And so typically, we’ve done a half marathon together before, she literally ran circles around me, not this time. So that’s what I was thinking during this event. Like, “Yay.”

Clay Johnson:                    Sweet.

Cheryl Knowlton:             I know. We’re actually a little more evenly matched.

Clay Johnson:                    She had a little bit of a handicap there, I guess you could say.

Cheryl Knowlton:             A little bit. Yeah. She had a baby sitting on her bladder and other things.

Clay Johnson:                    Well good. So you paid the price.

Cheryl Knowlton:             I paid the price and I paid the price. So sometimes we think we’re ready for something and we’re actually not. But we don’t know until we actually get to the event. So planning and preparing are very essential.

Clay Johnson:                    Yeah. Awesome. Well, hopefully, that helped you guys out. Make sure you prepare. One of the quotes I heard a long time ago is pros don’t wing it. We actually prepare, we’re ready for our events and we do them. And we do them because we prepared properly. So hope that helps out. Have a great day you guys.

Cheryl Knowlton:             Take care.

Clay Johnson:                    We’ll see you next time.

Cheryl Knowlton:             Bye.