I am not sure what I am thinking, but with my 50th birthday coming up next year I decided a great birthday present to myself is to be able to do a marathon. Not just any marathon… but a Death Race. I am not sure yet if this is crazy, ambitious or if it just falls in the ‘are you fucking insane?’ category.
I have always wanted to do something like this. Fear, laziness, or life…. yeah lets say life, (because I would hate to just say I am chicken or lazy) got in my way. But I am also struggling with turning 50.. and I just do not know how it happened. I mean really…. only old people are 50. I have thought about this for a while, and I need a really big thing to both celebrate this and feel ok about it happening.
The reality is, is that I can be complacent and be ‘ok with turning 50’, be “ok with accepting my body is aging” and “ok with carrying around some extra pounds and decreased muscle mass”. OR I can do something big. I can take a year to train and a year to get into the absolute best physical condition of my life and I can go into my 50 as ‘one of those people’ who choose to never give into the myths of middle age women.
For once or maybe twice in my life I want to be fearless. I want to conquer any doubt that I can not do this. I want to watch my body grow strong, I want to see muscles grow, I want to see myself set a huge goal and follow through.
I hope you will follow along on my training progress. I also encourage every other person who reads this, to face a fear, to set a big goal that will challenge you to take that thing that you always wanted to do, but life ( never fear or laziness…never that) got in the way. Share it in the comments… and commit to it. Then lets buckle up and start crushing some goals…. (We don’t crush dreams though! Just goals!)
( OH and as a bonus, another 40 something friend of mine and myself just may meet up in Las Vegas to Run the Strip 10k marathon in November 2017. We both have big goals!)
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