Hello! Happy New Year! I know I have been on a little blog hiatus (I’m sure nobody has missed me) but I AM BACK!
So in lieu of the New Years Resolutions, I decided to share something that has been weighing on my mind this past month.
I decided to do something crazy. Like, crazy crazy. Actually, I chickened out a few times trying to convince myself that it would be too crazy. I know for some, this type of crazy is something you could do on the weekend or in your sleep… that isn’t the case for me and I’ll finally tell you what crazy I’m up to.
I am going to run half a marathon this year!!
Last year, a month or so before our adoption, I fell in love with running. I was able to run 3 miles with ease (well, without crying). Because I have missed it so much, I decided to take it to the next level. Nah, a 10k wasn’t going to cut it. A full marathon just seemed murderous. But a half marathon, well… that seemed juuuust right.
After shouting my goals from the roof tops to my friends and family, I then realized how crazy that REALLY seemed. I looked at training schedules and my mind went at ease. Then my monthly arch enemy joined (my period folks) me and I realized how terrifying training would be during such a terrible time of the month. So for a few days, I took back my goal and let it go.
A few days ago, as I was walking from my friends house, which is about a little under 5 miles round trip, I remembered a little quote I read somewhere on the internet.
“If your dreams don’t scare you they’re not big enough”.
Well… let me tell ya something- This dream here has pretty much scared the crap out of me (I actually initially typed “sh*t” but knew some people would freak out).
I’ll be signing up for the San Diego Rock N Roll Marathon in the next few weeks and running it will fellow running enthusiasts and friends on June 2nd. I can’t tell you how excited, nervous, anxious, and even a little scared I am to do this! I may not be the fastest, strongest, or fittest person there but I am going to finish it!
Here’s to BIG dreams, accomplishing them, and moving forward!
What’s your big dream? Are you pursing it or are you too scared to go for it?