Spring has brought about change 'round here. Just look at this pasture. Went from nothing to a flower wonderland. I can't say I've turned into a beautiful flower, that's for sure. But I have made a change. I've redirected my focus.
I've really been thinking about this bikini challenge. Mostly because over the last week, I haven't been to the gym. I started pondering why it was so hard for me to stick with the program. Then it hit me. I'm tired of worrying about my outward appearance. This whole challenge revolved around what my body was going to look like. Don't get me wrong, I don't want to turn into a slug but my health/fitness is more important than how I look in a bikini.
So my focus has shifted. I need a new tangible goal that has nothing to do with how I look. I don't want my worth to revolve around that. Does that make sense? Therefore, I decided on a new challenge, something I have never done before and will require complete dedication. Any ideas?
I called the husband today and told him. Well, really asked him what he thought. His first response was "WHAT!" Then he said he would support me 100%. It's pretty crazy but when I set my mind on something, I usually accomplish it. So here goes, I'm gonna.....
RUN A MARATHON!
What do ya think? I'm I just a crazy loon biting off more than I can chew? I know I can do a half-marathon. I ran one about three years ago. After it, I said I would never do another one. But I need something to work towards. I know this about myself. And I will be so proud once I accomplish it.
I'm gonna start out slow and increase my mileage slowly. Hopefully my legs will hold out. I don't plan on entering a race until the end of the year. The husband and I agreed that I will enter one in a fun location so we can make a trip out of it. I'm thinkin' maybe the Walt Disney World Marathon in January or Rock n Roll Marathon in Las Vegas this December. But if finances don't allow for travel, there is a marathon here in January too. Not as much fun but no matter what, I'll get it done.
I also decided to document my journey on another blog. That way I don't bore y'all with my running stuff. Don't feel like you have to visit it either. It'll just be there if you're interested. That is, once I start it!