I've been really hesitant about setting public goals lately... I'll tell everyone what I have done, and what I am doing, but I'm pretty vague about what I would actually like to do. I have a hard time committing to a specific plan because I don't want to fail or be judged. This is something I am working on.
With that being said, I have been thinking about my running goals for a while now, ever since I completed the couch to 5k program. When they ran the marathon on Biggest Loser I felt like "Why not?". If they can run a marathon, SO CAN I.
Anyhow, on Facebook there have been a few ladies that have also inspired this decision. One, Workout Girl, who just finished her first half-marathon at DISNEY! She totally rocked it!! Also Sara - Use it 2 lose it, also committed to running her first half-marathon in October.
Well, I was checking out local races and found that there is a marathon/half-marathon/8k called Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon. I checked out the route, and it looks like it would be a fantastic run with AMAZING scenery. Its not until October 7th, 2012, so I have roughly 266 days to prepare.
Also, the run goes right past the houses I lived in when I was 2-3 years old, and the house where I actually created my longest lasting memory. A house where I made a scar, not once, but twice(in the exact same spot) that is on my forehead and become a part of my identity. The same house where my parents got married. What a fitting place to run MY very first half-marathon!
Not going to lie, I'm totally scared. I hope my injuries heal up so I can start training more and working my way towards this. Either way, I'm putting it OUT there...
I AM WORKING TOWARDS MY FIRST HALF-MARATHON!!