Don’t Be Afraid to Dream of Achieving the Impossible

Have you ever had a goal that you really wanted to work towards, but were too afraid to because you thought it might be impossible to ever achieve? I sure have!

I am currently in the midst of working toward accomplishing a HUGE goal.

I want to qualify for the Boston Marathon! It’s about to get real! I’m trying for this year, but honestly won’t be disappointed if it takes a year or two to work up to it. I’ll give myself grace as long as I’m trying and training. AND I have to start somewhere. 🙂

This goal will push me waaaayyy out of my running comfort zone! And, of course I always pick big goals like this during major life changes.  We are moving…again. Oh the joys. But really, I’m actually very excited about this move. But that’s beside the point.

A BQ time is no joke for my age group. And I know that I need to be smart about my training, fueling, and rest days. I couldn’t really find a training plan online that fit my goals and training needs, so my husband offered to be my coach and train me. My husband is so sweet and has been working on a training plan for me based off of my current fitness level and his college training plans from track and cross country.  I guess you could say I’m his first running trainee. Yay!

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2016 Lakefront Marathon – Aaron was the best spectator EVER!

Right now my training plan is pretty easy. Just working on building up a solid base so I can get some higher mileage in and a good amount of speed work. The key is to not start training like I’m an Olympian because I DO NOT want to get hurt.  But man, it’s going to get difficult – 100%!

I’m ready though.  I’m ready to challenge myself and take my running to the next level. Right now it seems like quite a reach, since I’ve been somewhat on the down low with running.  But, that’s the nature of running – you have your ups, your downs, and then you have your breakthroughs – which are what really spark a jolt of confidence.  It doesn’t always seem possible. But you can’t be afraid of to achieve the impossible. Even if it might take a couple years. 😉

In the words of Audrey Hepburn – “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible'”

Question of the Day?

Any Boston qualifiers out that that have any advice for training? Any words of wisdom? I’m all ears!

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