There’s been one BIG running goal I’ve had for myself since November 2013.
It is a time goal. A time goal for the marathon that still seems pretty far-fetched, but I’m willing to take the risk, work my butt off, and see if it is possible to achieve this dream.
I haven’t told too many people because I’m scared I might not be able to achieve it. I’m one that if I say I’m going to do something, you’d better believe it will happen–or at least I will do everything in my power to try and make it happen.
I wasn’t even the one to put the crazy idea in my head. It was my coach, Nichole, before she was my coach. She was the first one to believe in me. Believe that this very average college runner could achieve times that I never would have dreamed of.
That goal. . . . a sub-3 hour marathon!
Right now my PR is 3:17. That’s 18 minutes I have to shave off, which means running each mile 40 seconds faster. That’s a lot!
I have come a long ways already running my first marathon I ran in 3:44. But still! This is crazy-talk!
But like I said, Nichole believe is me, and I know she isn’t pulling my leg. So I’m dreaming BIG and going for it. Every morning I run I think about this goal. It is what motivates me when I’ve been up with Cullen 4 times that night yet I still drag myself out of bed at 5:00 a.m. to go for a run. It is what drives me to push just a little bit more during the last track interval. It gives me motivation to be the fastest I can be and prove that I can be faster after having a baby!