It’s goal time, baby!
When I finished my first 5K in well over 10 years this past April, a friend of mine suggested shooting for the Lake Tahoe 10K in September. That goal seemed like such a stretch at the time: 6.2 miles in Tahoe? SERIOUSLY? I could barely run/walk 3 miles! But I was determined to do it. So I worked hard. I focused. I trained regularly. And while I wasn’t always perfect at it, I put in the effort and the miles. I benefited physically and mentally from taking on that challenge and now that I have completed that challenge it is time for a new goal. Not just any goal mind you but a challenging one that I would really have to push myself to achieve. Surprisingly, I ran in my first 10K just two months after that 5K. It wasn’t pretty by any means, but I did it and by the time the Lake Tahoe 10K rolled around I was more than up for the challenge. In fact, I was downright giddy.
With the Lake Tahoe 10K behind me, I need a new goal. Not just any goal mind you but a challenging one that I would really have to push myself to achieve. I’ve had this goal in mind for awhile. I’ve even mentioned it a few times here. But now it is time to set the goal and select the target event. So without any further ado, let’s make this official:
Hear ye, hear ye! I will run the Davis Stampede Half Marathon on February 5, 2012.
I will have to work hard. I will have to up the miles. It may not be pretty but I not only love to run I know I can do this. I am strong. I am fit. I am determined. And I have the best darned support network I could ask for!