Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Set a goal so big you can't achieve it....
The Great Potato Marathon is coming up on May 18th and I will be running in it. As I have been thinking about the race it reminded me of this picture I saw on Facebook several months back.
Everyone has their definition of what 'impossible' is. For me, my impossible was losing weight. I honestly never thought I would stick with it long enough to see tangible results.
After that it was running a half marathon, a full marathon, 50 miles, and finally 100 miles.
I have set the bar high again for this race and am shooting for under 3:10. My fastest time was 3:14 back in 2010 at St George.
(Excerpt from an email I sent to Christie)....I WILL, however, cross the finish line with a smile on my face no matter what time is on the clock. We are both fortunate that we are able to chase our dreams and have so much fun doing it! As you know, I often tell people that I am nobody special.
What is special about me (us) is where we started. Out of shape, overweight, un-athletic, wanna-bes just trying to improve our health.
I often think of this fact and use it as a technique to relax and focus. Not too many years ago this was our 'goal so big you can't achieve it'. Yet somehow it has become a real possibility through dedication, perseverance, and hard work. Let that feeling of knowing how hard you have prepared and how far you have come be that little voice that calms the nerves, settles the anxiousness, and tells you that you WILL REACH YOUR GOAL.