Balancing Work, Family, and Running Goals

Balancing Work, Family, and Running Goals

My blog had taken a short pause, but for a good reason!  I have written blogs before about setting goals, and my latest goal needed some attention to launch properly.  

Last year I accomplished the goal of running a half marathon.  This year I have my eye set on participating in a full marathon, and at the same time I am raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  To keep me on track I have made a large monthly calendar to count down to the race, log my runs, and keep me on track with reaching my goal.  With the support of friends and family I know I can cross the finish line, and hopefully do so in an upright position. 

All joking aside, I have reached out to those that I know have the skills and knowledge to help me with this goal.  My Kindle is now full of running books, inspirational books, and tips from professionals like Dr. Jordan Metzl.  Dr Metzl is a Sports Medicine physician who not only overcame a devastating sports injury (of the knee), but he has become a tri-athlete, as well as finishing over 30 marathons.

I joined a running group to help me reach this goal, and have enjoyed the camaraderie and support.  They cheer each other on, give tips, and truly want the members in the group to succeed.  There are some very special women in the group who have allowed me to ask questions as we run along together.  Their stories are so inspiring!  Two of the women have told me that they began running in their 70's.  One has completed seven marathons.  Another has already qualified and run the Boston marathon, and is expected to do so again.  

The balance of work and family are in place, my goal is set, I have a coach, and I WILL cross the finish line!

No matter what your goal might be, you're not too old to start!  Stop wishing, start doing!

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