I decided on something a while ago.
Only I knew.
It was a new goal for me.
It was a big goal.
It was so big that I thought people would laugh if I told them.
I told a friend.
She didn't laugh.
I told another friend.
She didn't laugh either.
I told a few more friends.
And they didn't laugh.
In fact they were all really supportive.
Tonight I told my family.
They were really supportive too.
And we're planning on making it a semi family affair. :)
I told them:
I am going to run a half marathon.
There we go! Finally telling the world. :) I was so nervous about telling people - I guess I thought they might laugh and tell me I was dreaming. Well they didn't, and besides yes, I am dreaming. Dreaming of a specific goal that I'll make happen!
I decided this a few months ago but have kept it to myself and recently slowly opened up to a few people. Each time I tell someone it gives me the confidence to tell the next. I then saw this video and it cemented the goal in my mind for me. Check this out, it's an awesome clip:
Working on my goals for 2013 made me think it's time to put this out there. So now I'm telling the world so that I can share my journey for this. It's not even about accountability. I make myself accountable.
I'm even going to put it on my Facebook profile. That is huge. I may be all brave here on my blog now with photos, but I still keep my personal Facebook profile very separate and don't discuss my health and fitness stuff. But I will post about this. Far out!
I have 7 months to train. I may currently be 124kg and need a physio to help me 'remember' how to walk 'properly' from wearing the moon boot, but this is my goal. I may fail at it! And that's ok if I do. But just between you and me, I will be running a half marathon (21km) in July 2013.
Just wanted to tell you. :)