There is only one form of exercise that I can stand: Running. I realize it’s usually the one form of exercise that most people can’t stand, but I’m a backwards kind of gal. It’s meditative, but challenging. I just like it. Working out on machines feels silly to me, I like real activities. Maybe some day I’ll hire a personal trainer and get over this mental block, but leaving Corporate America came with some financial sacrifices. Running is free. I’ve wanted to make a change for a long time, and it is time. No more excuses, I’m ready! (Plus I’ve managed to convince my sister to do this crazy thing with me, and that always helps!)
The thing I love most about running is that it teaches the power of setting goals and it shows us that we just might be able to do more than we ever thought possible. A few years back, I proved this to myself, quite by accident. Though I wasn’t training for anything at the time, I ran a totally unplanned 11 miles without even realizing it until I was done. Imagine what I could have done with a plan in place? I want to suprise myself again. I want to run my first ever half-marathon. Why is this so crazy? Well, because I’m really out of shape!
I’ve chosen a half-marathon in my area that takes place in November. I may fail, but I plan to have fun trying. With goals come plans and with plans come progress. So who’s with me?
“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” -Michelangelo