I’m running a marathon.
That single statement brings me more joy and childlike excitement than I can describe, but I’ll try…
It’s as if I’m a five-year-old waiting in a two hour-long line in December to meet Santa. I know the wait is going to be long, and I’ll probably get distracted, hungry, and bored, but every step closer to Santa rekindles the anticipation and reminds me, “forget the wait you are almost there.”
And it’s going to be quite the wait. I’m running the Rochester Marathon which isn’t until September 21st, 2014. That’s 16 weeks away. Yet, the length of time until the race doesn’t really bother me.
My type A personality couldn’t be happier to have a concrete, planned out, regimented schedule at my fingertips for the next four months.
I’m starting my post college life, and with it comes a whirlwind of new.
I’m moving to a new state, and that means a new apartment, new roommate (he’s quite the looker 😉 ), new (undiscovered) job, new friends, new gym, new running routes… the list goes on and on.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m chomping at the bit to start this chapter in my life. I’ve been counting down to this for longer than I can remember, and spent my day yesterday packing and labeling boxes with Britney Spears blaring (Baby One More Time album to be specific) with a huge smile on my face knowing its SO. CLOSE.
I’m just adhering the fact that with so much change in the upcoming future, training for a marathon gives me consistency. It gives me direction. It gives me structure, focus, and a goal.
And your girl loves goals. I relish in them.
Rochester Marathon website: http://www.rochestermarathon.com