My apologies for not updating this blog more frequently but life has been busy.
I've written about my fitness bucket list that I created to help motivate myself and others to be more active and so far its been working. I am getting ready to cross the first thing off my list. Watch out world, because I will be running the LA Marathon this Sunday, March 17th.
There are so many emotions as I get ready for this Sunday. I'm excited because the long road of training is finally over. I'm anxious about my performance. I'm scared of not being able to finish. I am proud of how far I have come to date.
My goal is to finish the marathon. I won't lie, I wish I was faster but I'm not. I wish I could run without walk breaks but I can't. I wish I could finish in under 5 hours but I won't. But I have to keep telling myself that it is about progress not perfection. Three years ago I would have never dreamed of doing a marathon and each long training run has been a new personal record for distance. I look forward to setting a new personal record this Sunday!
My running partner shared a great quote with me today that captures it all, "The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start." -John Bingham, spokesperson for the slow running movement.
What will you have the courage to start?