2015....focus and commitment....
Sunday, October 06, 2013
Not to long ago, I was anxiously following the progress of a dear spark friend attempt her FIRST 13.1. I was NOT surprised when she accomplished the feat with her friends. I was PROUD of her! She kept posting her workouts till she was off to Seattle from Canada to meet up with the others. I loved the fact she shared photos of her mile stone. I cheered when they finished!
I hit like on her status when she wanted to do another one. She asked if that meant I was willing to join her on her next venture.
I was taken aback. I had to think about it for a bit. WAS I WILLING?
The time and place would be May 2015 in Ohio.
Ohio is doable for me since I am in Michigan.
We could share a room to cut down on costs.
I was intrigued.
I know I am WILLING...but am I ABLE?
Not now...not yet.....
I caught myself making excuses......the fear.....of not being prepared.
I can save for the means to go in 2015.
I can TRAIN to be ABLE to COMPETE in 2015.
and.....so.......I am committing to go....to do......and work with the time I have to get ready and trust me, I won't take it lightly. I have to train slowly and BUILD up to that 13.1 in the time allotted.
Sometimes I realize that I am an all or nothing person....instead of FOCUSING on the NOW and to BUILD to where I wish to be.
Nicole joked that instead of 13.1 we should go for that 26.2! LOL~
I felt like saying...DREAM ON SISTER!
and yet.....is it a dream? If I let it ...it would only be a dream. The reality is up to me.
I cannot think that far ahead to 26.2.......I have to focus on building to that 13.1 and then build and see if I can indeed compete in the 26.2.
My teeth are almost done.....sometimes I know that sets me back. I cannot stress how much they can tear me down with the pain. YET...I can still work on my walking...and slow jog the days I am not in constant pain. Once my poor mouth is DONE....then....I will at least have the foundation of my workouts/routine to intensify at a more serious pace and determination to be able to go for that 13.1......perhaps even 26.2.
5K's are a breeze for me. I do them practically every day. Time to go forward......
go forward and meet a dear friend in person and not on chat on FB.....
meet and strive to accomplish something that no one can take away....ever.......
a time to dig deep and share the bond that binds deep in the souls of those ......that work hard.....and share the success of time...sweat.....and friendship.
SO YES....MAY 2015........I AM THERE!