I had the opportunity to run in my fourth Country Music Half-Marathon. It was not planned, but I did it nonetheless. Shout-out to the East Nasty Running Club. I am very grateful to be a part of a wonderful running group. The Wednesday runs served as my training.
Some asked me this year if I had plans to run, and my answer was always, "if so, it will definitely be a last minute decision", not knowing how true this statement would become. So, what is to be learned from this latest life experiences? I am glad you asked the question. For the frame on this topic, I ask that you think about setting goals, engaging in the event, and pursuing the accomplishment. We all do it, and often push off things/goals to relieve the stress we have in our lives, due to existing goals and responsibilities. I learned some important things yesterday about this:
- If it's a lifestyle, you are always prepared.
- If you can achieve it without the stress of preparing too much, then why stress over it?
- If you plan to be a significant figure in your world, whatever your world may be, you must always be prepared to take on big goals.
- If you have an interest in doing something, but are waiting on someone/something to press you to do it, you might as well go ahead and do it.
- Sore legs heal much faster than the regret of not doing something.
I hope this helps. I learned so much from this experience.