Since the point of my first half marathon I have run three more, I have done obstacle races, and other various races for charity. The ultimate goal that recently sits on my radar though, is a full marathon that I was half heartedly convinced to try out. As I write, I am currently within my training for it, and let me tell you, I wish I could go back to how much I doubted myself on the half marathon. Not that I allow it to hold me back, but the full twenty six miles is way harder than the thirteen, I give my hat to anyone who manages to accomplish them multiple times a year.
The training regimen is much different than it was before, and when I could dedicate a full half day to running ten plus miles, now I need to figure out a way to almost triple that run time. I work full time with a Louisville Roofing company, and still try to have somewhat of a life, it’s not an easy task to be sure, but it’s one I endure. I have suffered injury, and rashes, callouses, blisters and more, and my feet look like gnarled staff tops, but it’s a small price to pay to at least say that I’ve done it once, because let’s be honest, I’m only ever doing it once.
But to go back to the top of this blog, and the kind of support slash idolatry of those who manage to accomplish what you would like to. I want to reiterate in how it’s not at all a measure of me saying that I deserve it really, sure I work hard, I train hard and I dedicate a lot of myself to it, but it’s nothing that you can’t do as well on your own. I want this to be a blog, a message of inspiration to those who are sitting on that cusp of wanting something, and finally being willing to take that topple over the edge into actually doing something about it. To know that it’s never too late for you to make a choice in your life that can drastically alter your route.
The road isn’t going to be an easy one, and especially as you get older in life, the chance to make it through in tact and not hobbling over in pain lessens, but eventually, you get used to it. You get used to having to push a little harder to gain a little more, and each small bit you gain, makes you want to push harder next time. It’s the same spiral that leads to downfall, in reverse, and works to pick you back up and place you in a spot that you never figured you would get to before. Although, I can only speak of myself, and what I’ve done, and so when someone tells me that I inspire them, I begin to feel better about it, and to hope that they can use it for their own momentum.