Thank you all for the support and encouragement on my last post. It is always difficult for me to give up on something but I feel really confident that this was the right choice. In a busy life where a full time career, running and other fitness goals, a relationship, friendships, family and personal time are all hugely important and very much a priority, something had to give and in this case the part time job was the one thing I would miss the least. Its all about balance and priorities, right?
And now that I have freed up some time I am able to take on challenges like this:
Meet my Everest, otherwise know as the hill that will meet me at kilometre 3 of my upcoming half marathon. I'm not even sure if this photo does it justice but let me just tell you this one is a calf/quad/lung killer.
Bottom line, it intimidates the hell outta me. So much so that I wasn't going to sign up for this race because of it. I have attempted it before and it literally takes my breath away.
That was until I reminded myself that you can't avoid the things that are tough, you have to face them head on. I had avoided running for the very same reasons and had to get past it. When I did I proved to myself that I am stronger and capable of more then I give myself credit for. I changed my mindset then and can do it again this time. I will get over it, in this case literally.
And so in the battle of me and that hill I say "Bring it"
6 days and counting....
So tell me, is there something that you have had to get past to achieve your goals or prove your own strength to yourself?