Without goals it is hard to know which direction to take. You wonder aimlessly without a purpose. It is time that I stop wondering and start seriously thinking about where I want to go in 2018. It is time to set some realistic goals. It is time to start pushing myself again. It is time to get serious.
Yes, I’ve had a lot going on and I’m still working some things out. Yes, things are different but that doesn’t mean that I shouldn’t have hopes, dreams, and goals. It is time to get out of my own way, step out of my comfort zone and start pushing myself again. I won’t know how far I can go by sitting on the sidelines.
It’s time to get real…..
NYC Half Marathon March 18
Last time I ran it, I squeaked in just under 2 hours. It was my goal and I pushed myself to do it. Hard training. Fast paces. Lots of sweat. I even took a few selfies while doing it.
This time around with the way things are this will not be my goal. That doesn’t mean that I shouldn’t have a goal. I’m once again throwing down the gauntlet….. Ready…..
I want to go into this race fully trained. Run it to the best of my current ability. Not compare it to where I was in the past. Push myself. Finish it. And most of all enjoy the experience.
This seems like a fantastic goal which means that I have to start training and actually train. This is not a race not to enjoy.
I am not even going to entertain a timed goal right now. What I am going to do is train. Train. And Train some more. I’ve recently been running but nothing more than I think 6 miles in the last month. I’m going to figure out a training schedule and stick to it.
Simple enough, Right?
My head is finally clearing. I know it wont’ be easy. I know there will be days that I don’t want to do it. I know there will be frustration, sore muscles, and everything in between but I want this. I really, really want this.
So for today, I’m throwing it all out there.
I am a runner. I can do hard things. Life is not easy and anything worthwhile requires you to work for it.