Thursday, July 24, 2014
I sat down today to work on my mid-year review for work and realized that I am bored. I need a new challenge. I am not sure where that challenge will come from at work, but I also need to challenge myself on a personal level. Work is work, but my life outside of work is who I truly am.
I'm in a walking boot right now because I broke a bone in my toe so I am waiting, impatiently, for that to heal. Once it heals, I will train for a half marathon that is taking place the day before I turn 40 in December. I am praying that I will have enough time to be able to train to finish the race. My only goal is to finish it in the time alloted and not get swept up. I have to maintain a pace of at least 16 minutes a mile. The last race I did was a 15K and I finished it with a pace of 18.75 minutes a mile. I walked the entire thing with very little training, so I was pretty happy with myself. Now, I need to train and build my endurence so that I can do this.
I want to be happy in my life. I don't mind that I am single. I have filled my life with activities and friends and my cats. (Don't call me a crazy cat lady yet!) I am happy with most of it, I just don't like looking in the mirror and seeing the same person that I have seen for so long. I want a new perspective when I look in the mirror. I want to look at my chunky legs and see the legs that walked/ran 13.1 miles. I want to look at my tummy and see the tummy that made the food I ate into fuel to propel me those miles. I want to look in the mirror and see me in a positive way. I am working towards that, but I am not there yet.