As you know by now, I started on this journey that I’m on by total chance. I was NEVER that athletic kid. I was never the one picked first or even second (third, forth, ect) in gym class. I never dreamed of running races of any types. Then sometimes things present themselves to you and you begin to think, “Yes, I would love to do that!” That’s what started it all. I never would have done my first Tri if it weren’t for someone asking.
Such a thing happened to me this week. I had heard of a potential opportunity to possibly be able to run this years 2014 New York City Marathon on a charity team. It was only a possibility but seemed so real and in my grasp. I plotted out how to take my Hat Trick training up a notch to Marathon training. I will also not lie that the thought of actually running 26 miles In NY was (is) both beyond frightening and thrilling. I was literally moments away from signing up. I sat down to register, when I got the email that the opportunity was no longer available.
Was I disappointed?
Was I relieved?
Am a I a little sad?
Am I still dreaming of the possibility?
I honestly don’t know if I will ever run the NY City Marathon. I might. It could happen. What is amazing to me is that I am actually at a point where I even think I could run a Marathon with training. There was a time only two short years ago where I didn’t think that I would even complete a 5K. Now, I’m running all kinds of things. It’s amazing how things change if you want them to.
I think the blessing in disguise here will be that when I do finally run a Marathon which I think will be in 2015, I will we be able to go into it feeling more confident and not rushed in my training. I am also a firm believer in that things happen for a reason. We may not always know the reason, but that is just the way life is and there really is no point questioning it. So even though I was not able to get in this time, I will support my friends who were able to get into the race and cheer them on every step of their journey.