Love the Life You Lead. Fall 2013
DAY NINE. Chris Kelly
(written the week before running his first marathon, Oct 2013)
Well how the heck did I get here?
This weekend, I’m going to run my first marathon….and on my 50th birthday!
If that sounds like a challenge, I’m with you.
But you can achieve your big hairy goals (BHG) too.
Let me tell you how we got here.
Several years ago, in my mid-forties, I reflected that I was not really strong or fit enough to achieve one of the bigger things on my bucket list….to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Happily, I read about a local triathlon and thought ‘Well if I can prep for a triathlon, I’ll be on my way to Kilimanjaro’
Registering for a swim/bike/run put a BHG on the calendar.
If there is something on the calendar/something to work towards, I can kick that goal no problem.
My first race at Lake Royale in North Carolina was very memorable, and habit forming. One race led to another. Each year now, I put a BHG on the calendar to work towards.
This motivates me. What motivates you?
The stitch of it is that this year, I did Lake Royale with my 13 year old sons. (they kicked my tail).
What used to be almost unimaginable is a Saturday morning workout. You too are more capable than you know.
Will ping you soon with more from this year’s BHG..