In two months I will be doing my first ever 10-K.
And it's not just ANY 10K, no. It' is a DOOZY! It's up in DC. (Yeah, THAT ONE! The one attached to the Marine Corps Marathon on October 26th, 2012) I've been trying to "do it" for over 7 years.
Can you believe I'd registered for it four times? Yes, really!
Some of them have been bonafied reasons (rotator cuff sugury, skin graft issues, family matters) and others were less than that. I could go on and on but I won't. What made this time different (besides paying my hotel room in advance!) -- -- is how I am now ready to go just "go for it".
Believe me, I don't FEEL ready. And I can go on and on about all the negatives which have reverberating in my brain over and over again. I can continue to give all the reasons and justifications of those around me as to why I shouldn't do it.
However, I have never been one to listen to the small minded, the negative, and the less-than-brave.
What I draw from is the small kernel of hope and faith which is buried deep inside of me. It's the same little seed which has been with me during my other goals ....
It was there when I began Tae Kwon Do at age 38 (I'm currently a Third Degree Black Belt).
It was there when I started college at age 43. (I graduated with a BA in English and Communications in 2011)
It's with me now as I take brave-yet-bold steps towards becoming a writer. It's always taking a deep breath of air and walking out within the palm of the Lord's hand which keeps me going to the next chapter of my life.
This morning I made some progress in overcoming my fear of water by learning how to tread the deep end. I am getting a little closer to my "new" fit at 50!
This week, whatever it is you want I hope it is yours in the making.
Get Yo' stride on!