Yesterday is still kind of a blur…
I got up at 4:25 a.m., pounded out 8 miles, kissed my family good-bye and headed to work. Morning meetings lead to lunch meetings that turned into afternoon meetings that ended with a fancy shmancy dinner. After all was said and done I finally got home at 9 p.m. HOLY LONG DAY.
If 10 years ago someone would have told me I would be discussing predictive modeling and business plans I would have laughed. 10 years ago I also said I wasn’t getting married and I was certainly never having kids. Running a marathon? Right. Good grief, the me from 10 years ago doesn’t even recognize the me today. Wanna know what? I THINK THAT IS AWESOME! There is something to be said about getting out of your comfort zone. Doing something that makes me feel uneasy is what gets me to accomplish my goals.
Yesterday when I sat down with one of the most senior exec’s of our company he had a discussion with me about our goal to think big. Last night when I finally got a moment to myself I replayed the discussion in my head and how it would apply to all of us in life.
If we don’t set our eyes on an end goal we will never get there. If you want something make it a priority. Determine your purpose, set your goal and GO GET IT!
Now that we have had that inspirational talk let’s discuss how I got sucked into this
I am going to blame it on Chacha. We got into twitter talk about her running the half and I may or may not have instigated her to do the full. I also may or may not have said I might consider doing it if she does.
Turns out she ended up transferring from the half to the full! Wahoooo! While I was super excited for her and cheering her on my race peer pressure backfired on me. SkinnyRunner blogged about it and, well, it led to this:
Congratulations! You are now registered for 2012 Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon
And not long after I tweeted this totally mature, grown-up message to Chacha
@lil_yogini Ok butt munch, I am registered for Carlsbad. Ready for 26.2?! # racingbacktobackweekends #whoamI
So I am now officially running back to back weekends. 26.2 in Carlsbad on Jan 22nd and 13.1 at Tinkerbell the very next weekend. If this isn’t thinking BIG when it comes to running, I don’t know what is. Oh wait, yes I do. SR is running 2 marathons in 2 days in November! Go show her some love!
Giveaway is coming tomorrow afternoon!
What are your weekend plans?
~ I am headed to Bates Nut Farm (I know, so many jokes can come from that name) with the family to get pumpkins and have all kinds of crazy fun.
~ Hoping to get in a 20ish miler on Sunday!