So on my birthday, I made out a “bucket-list” of things I want to accomplish before my next birthday. It’s kind of a long list. I have been good about referring back to that list and accomplishing a couple things.
One of the BIG things on that list is doing a half-marathon. I know right . . . crazy. My original plan was to do it around September or Octoberish, but after talking to a co-worker, I’m doing it March 1st!! So here it is ——— The Phoenix Marathon.
Let me just say that I am afraid. I’m afraid of how badly my butt’s gonna get kicked in the training alone. I’m afraid of how badly I will be gasping for air by mile 3. I’m afraid of how much my knees are going to ache after mile 7. I’m afraid of the commitment. I’m afraid of how hot it will be by 7am in March.
I’m afraid I’ll fail ——– epic-ally.
For a while I kept having an internal dialogue about how I already made a commitment to be BRAVE. I needed to ignore all those fears that I have or yes, I will fail.
Yes, it’s going to hurt.Yes, it will be hot.Yes, it will take time away from sleep (but who needs that?). And yes, there is a strong possibility that I may not be able to run the entire race.
And that’s ok. I just need to suck it up, or sit it out.
So I looked up a plan for beginners like me. I found one HERE. Training stated on Monday with week 2. I did 2 miles and I won’t lie . . . I struggled. I saw my co-worker and confessed I was a little worried. She seems to think that I will be fine. I’m glad one of us is positive.
I’ve done a big race before, but it has been a while. So here’s a tip that I’ve learned when committing to a big race:
Have a game plan.
Write it out.
On my calendar, I figured out which days I was going to run on and how many miles.
It makes the goal more real.
I’m ready to tackle my first big goal. You can follow along on Instagramm with me to see my progress.
What’s your big goal you’re tackling?