my marathon goals
I’ve been thinking about why I want to do this while working on my goals for running/ finishing the 2010 marathon. NOTE: When I’m moving slow, feeling down or doubting…show this to me.
I mentioned my motivation in my email to Dave at Pace of Chicago, but I also am doing this for me.
I’ve chosen to be lazy for too long, ok damn near sedentary really. Sometimes I give up easily when things get tough..I chicken out, and take the easier path.
I want to change that. I feel like this is an attainable goal and a big step. I need to do this. I’m excited and nervous.
I have to take a minute to thank Jen Harrison, who has offered to coach me. Jen, thank you. And I know you said you work with all levels, but again I believe I’m at level -1. But, I’m ready.
And a note for the doubters/ the haters…if I get shirts made, your names are going on there as “haters”…I’ll run and finish to prove you wrong. Not only will running for my girls, my dad and family, hitting all 4 of my goals be motivation…you will be too. Right there, with me the whole way. So go ahead, doubt me…the list is started.
With that said, here are my four goals:
1. Finish the 2010 Chicago Marathon, in under 6 and a half hours. (I had a dream I crossed the line with K by my side.)
2. Lose weight, specifically an average of 1-1.5lbs per week for a total of 50- 75 lbs by race day.
3. Create a better self image, instill confidence in myself.
4. Raise money and awareness for the American Heart Association. I would like to raise $5,000.