Photo Credit: RBackowski
Ever commit to something that you’re just not sure how you’re going to achieve it? You know, you set your sights on a goal. You believe you can do it. You commit to it. And then you look around and realize, wow, you’ve got to start taking some steps to make that thing happen!
I’m in a bit of all that right now.
I’m running the Chicago Marathon in October. GASP! This isn’t a picture of me finishing, but I like it because I see that time as a highly motivating one for me. But just to be clear, I usually don’t like to talk about a goal like this. I won’t even say the words, “I’m training for a marathon” out loud (or in print) until the week of the race because you just never know what happens during training. But what I realized this week is that I’ve got to figure out how to take the time and start to train for it! Hello! The marathon is only 19 weeks away! Like a bucket of water over my head, it hit me: it’s TIME TO TRAIN!
So how ’bout we make a deal. I’ll set a few goals here and there and make some progress in getting ready for the race. You’ll share some inspirational goals and achievements of yours with me. And together, regardless of whether you’re training for a race, just starting back running again, getting back into shape, or are planning to run a marathon in the fall like me, we’ll achieve something together. Deal?
Here’s the beauty in this deal, though: Starting this week, we’ll never be as out of shape, tired, or full of “I’ll start tomorrow” as we have been before this day. Tomorrow it all begins. And we’ll do it!
I do believe in the power of community; the power of believing in each other; the power in looking beyond one’s self to reach a higher level of worth. So join me and let’s go!
May your next run be a good one.