I mentioned at the beginning of the year that I was giving myself a large task as a “resolution” for 2016. I mean, after doing the Polar Bear Dip I figured that anything was possible if I simply put my mind to it. This task was to complete a half-marathon, which sounds insane to me as I write it down. Heck…it was just over two years ago that I completed my very first 5K and I thought I was insane for doing that!
Well…after sending in a payment a couple of weeks ago, I received the following notification from the Maritime Race Weekend crew in my email last night:
I gotta say…I was excited and nervous to actually see this. I mean, I’m actually signed up to run a damn HALF MARATHON. I remember just how difficult it was to WALK the half marathon back in 2013 and how I never thought I’d come close to doing anything like that again…much less voluntarily decide to do it and complete it on my own.
Y’see, and much as Sunshine inspires me on a daily basis, I feel like this is something that I have to do on my own. It’s my own internal battle against laziness and my own internal battle against myself…the whole history I have of “self-sabotage” and all.
But I’m a better person now. I’m taking medication regularly for Adult ADHD and Major Depressive Disorder. I really feel as though I’ve turned a corner in my life. In addition, I just finished a 3-month trial with GoodLife Fitness that I think I’ll continue to do to ensure I can properly train for this during the off-season months.
This is something that I know I can do if I put my mind to it and work my ass off to accomplish this task. I’m tentatively planning to chronicle my journey over the next eight months until my race takes place on September 16th, when I plan to live tweet during the race itself (heck…I’m not going for time, I’m just going to finish!).
Anyway…this is a massive challenge for me but I’m going to finish this. I’m going to get ‘er done. I just can’t believe that I’m doing it.