Update: 4/12/12 - I wrote this last year and couldn't help but laugh at the Duck's own antics. The training last year was waylaid by health issues, but here I am on the road again ... but, with more realistic dreams of these lofty goals. I am walking the marathon ... and I am already in training with other races signed up for and fast approaching.
Thanks Duck for all you do ... but, stop pinching my ear!
Setting lofty goals for myself is one way of my trying to keep my weight in check, my health in check, my life in check.
I didn't make any New Year's resolutions this year ... just commitments to myself. Yet, I want to sit back on my laurels and procrastinate. Yes, I am getting on my treadmill and exercising, but this weekend I realized I was just going through the motions. Where is the commitment to push myself ... they drive and determination that will carry me across the finish line some 26.2 miles down the road.
Heck ... I left them back around the first of January!
The book is sitting next to me ... Marnie Caron's, Marathon and Half Marathon: the Beginner's Guide ... yet the spine is barely broken, the pages are not as dog-eared as they should be by now.
Sunday, my official training start-date, is fast approaching! Yet, here I sit, on the verge of telling myself I am biting off more than I can chew ... without having giving it the old Duck's try! "To hard," one side of my brain whispers ... "give it up!" "Who am I kidding?"
Sigh! Then all of a sudden I get a sharp pain in my right ear! Almost as though someone tweaked it really hard! Whoa! Yes, that really did happen. It still smarts!
And, the thoughts of giving up before I got started just whimsically left me ... could it have been a cantankerous old Duck trying to tell me something? Or was it the fact that I realized that I would only be letting myself down ... I'm not sure.
But, this Duck is going to stay in the game for the long-run! And, I do mean a 26.2 mile long-run. So, there!