I decided to finally take action on something I have been wanting to do for a while now but haven’t had the courage to do. After watching Mel Robbins TedTalk video where I talked about on my last post Juggling Life and Work and feeling extremely motivated by her words, I instantly left my house and ran, ran for 12 miles with no training. I am a runner but not a long distance one, I usually run 5-7 miles but that day I wanted to prove to myself I could run a half-marathon 13.1 although I only ran 12 miles that was enough for me to know that I could do it. All this time I have been choosing to run half-marathons because I felt safer, I didnt want to get out of my confort zone but Robbins words gave me the push to do what I have been wanting to do run a full marathon. So yesterday, with only 4 weeks left before the race, I signed up to the San Francisco Marathon!
I am really excited about this! This have been a big goal I have been wanting to achieve for a long time and I hope to be able to accomplish it within my expectations. If everything goes according to my expectations, I would like to finish my first marathon under 4 hours, ideally 3.5 hours but since this is my first one I am fine with finishing under 4 hours!
I know I should have planned this ahead of time and trained for it but I didn’t. I know I can do it I just haven’t pushed myself to do it. I also thought it would be a good short-term goal that in reality has been a long term goal to have and achieve. I know when I cross the finish line, I will remind myself that we are capable of doing anything just as long we have the drive to do it. This will help remind myself about this and keep my motivation going and transfer it into other aspects in my life.
I only have 4 weeks left to train!
#SanFranciscoMarathonHereIcome #JustKeepRunning #Motivated