Sunday, May 27, 2012
I'm Full of Bright Ideas!
So, why did I decide to walk 6 miles yesterday? Well, I wanted to see how my body felt and I wanted to do it under two hours...which I did. I finished in 57 minutes. I also chose that distance because I was inspired by some of my friends/co-workers. The Cleveland Marathon was a week ago today, and my junior Zen Master ran a half marathon. I was very anxious to see how she did, and when she texted me last Sunday telling me that she finished and her time, I was so proud of her! She said, "Next year, you're running with me."
Now, I'm thinking...No way, Jose! I can't run a half marathon. At least, not next year. I'd like to run one eventually. It's on my Bucket List. She suggested I check out the website for next year's race to see what type of runs were available, and I saw a 10K run was available. 10K = 6.2 miles, and you can either run or walk. Now, I know I can walk 10K...but can I run a 10K within a year?
HELL YEAH I CAN! And I signed up for that bad boy! I entered by first run! I'm excited and nervous at the same time. I know I can do this. I have a whole year to train and get my weight down and endurance up. If I can walk 10K in less than two hours, then I know I can finish 10K in 90 minutes or less a year from now.
I feel so much more confident and capable, and I'm full of energy. As a matter of fact, when I was unpacking from my vacation last week, I decided to get ride some of my clothes that were too big. I didn't store them in a crate, I donated them to charity. They are gone! I do not want them here as a crutch. I don't want to go back to that, and I know you will be there to make sure that I don't. Remember, you guys have those permission to whoop my ass cards, so use them if I start acting all crazy.
I'm inspired beyond belief, and I know I have the faith and the Power to keep going. As long as I have God on my side, and all of you cheering me on, I'll keep calm...and MOVE ON!