I recently got an email from a woman asking for advice on reaching her dream to run a marathon. Here’s some of her note …
“I am in love of running. Period. I love the feeling, I love the satisfaction it gives you, and I even love the bad days. But, sometimes I’m am soooooooo busy I hardly find the time to run. I am 27-year-old dentist and also a full time new ‘wifey.’ Sometimes it’s so hard for me to train. My ultimate dream is running a marathon, hopefully before my 30th birthday. Until now I have run mostly 10ks but the big marathon is always in my mind.
I’m so motivated, I run 3-4 times a week, but it’s complicated due to my schedule, so running at night is mostly my only choice. I depend on my husband to join me. You can imagine what that means … if he is tired or upset by something, no running for me that day or I have to stick to the old friend that is always there: the treadmill.
So this is my ‘fear’ not to accomplish my dream due to these factors. Any advice? I’m not giving up on this! I want to run a marathon no matter what.”
Raise your hand if you can relate.
*insert both hands in the air here*
Better yet, leave a comment with your words of wisdom on how you’re tackling YOUR goals and kicking fear in the butt.
She already sounds like she has the love and passion; if she matches that with determination and patience, she’ll run that marathon.
ANYTHING is possible. Set a goal, devise a plan, be flexible, be creative and most importantly BELIEVE that you can do it.
Winks & Smiles,