"You must do the thing you think you cannot do."
(And Kelly Corrigan says this, which is equally as cool.)
Well, I’ve got a list of things I think I cannot do.
And as cliche as it sounds. . . I figure it’s about time to start crossing them off.
Last March I completed my first Triathlon, something I never thought 1) I would ever want to do and 2) ever could do.
This year I’m giving myself a present to celebrate my 25th : I’ve signed up for the See Jane Run Half Marathon in Alameda, on June 5 – the day after my birthday. What better way to start the second half of my twenties?
Completing a half marathon is definitely on my “cannot do” list.
For one, Matthew and I were signed up for one last fall, but ended up being brought down by nasty sickness. I took this as a sign.
Secondly, I’m wired to think that running 13.1 miles voluntarily, for fun, is just plain wrong. I’ve held the belief that the only reason I would want to run 13.1 miles is if I’m being pursued by an unstoppable carnivorous beast – period. And even then, I’m not sure I’d run the whole 13.1 – I may just give up around mile 6 and cut my losses.
In all seriousness, I want to test my own strength. I want that feeling of accomplishment as I cross the finish line – which I’ll feel even if I’m the last, straggling, gasping participant. I want to cross another thing off my “cannot do” list.
So I’ve already started compiling my kick-ass playlist to push me to the end. If anyone has any suggestions…like songs that will make me forget where I am, make me think I’m laying on a tropical beach, or enjoying a blueberry lemon scone – bring it on. Or you know, anything that falls into the category of girl power.
In the spirit of full disclosure: there will be chocolate, champagne, and massages at the finish line. Score.