Happy day to you!
According to the race countdown thingy over there…
I have 3 days until the big day.
And by big day, I mean the OC Half Marathon.
You know, the race where I plan to blow my current (post-injury) PR out of the water?
I know I have NOT talked about this race before, so I can see where you could be lost.
(I’m using my sarcastic voice- in case you can’t hear it)
I am still nervous.
But! I am trying to focus more on the excitement of racing…
And less on the nervousness associated with NOT achieving my goal.
Yes, I said it.
I am afraid that I can’t do it.
I am afraid of failing.
I am afraid of failing myself,
and all of you…
(if I am being honest).
In all reality, what does it mean if I don’t achieve my goal?
It means absolutely nothing.
There will ALWAYS be another race.
In fact, I have 3 more opportunities within the next 2 months.
I HAVE worked hard- really, really hard these past few months.
Could I have worked harder?
But, I can’t live my life focusing on what I could have done, or should have done.
Life isn’t perfect.
I am not perfect.
Regardless of what happens on Sunday, I can stand firm on the fact that I have worked my ass off to get here.
No one can ever take that away from me.
Let’s do this.
Have you ever had a goal that you were afraid that you couldn’t achieve?
How did you overcome it?