"If you want to catch a fish - think like a fish." - Uncle Onkoo from Northern Exposure
You are not going to believe this.
Mark and I have signed up to run a half marathon.
Yes, you read that right. The same friend who talked me into the 5k also talked me into this. We have a coworker who ran the London Marathon two weeks ago. This coworker is 57 and this was her first marathon. VERY inspired, Michelle and I (and now Mark and maybe also some other people from work) are going to be running 13.1 miles in Cardiff, Wales in October!!
For many years now I have bellyached about my weight. Well, Dr. Phil was right - up until now I have chosen to be fat. I have made poor choices in my life that have led to me being overweight. "If you want to catch a fish - think like a fish." If I want to be a healthy weight, I have to start thinking (and acting) like it matters to me.
Many of you have mentioned that you either a) run or b) have run marathons or other long races. I wonder if you would help me? Do any of you have any advice for a complete novice?! Any sage tips, affirmations, exercises, recommendations, or just plain help?
I am still doing my Race for Life for Cancer Research. It's a women-only race so I am pretty excited about participating. Apparently the atmosphere is amazing. It's only a month and three days away now - EEK!!!! (If anyone would like to sponsor me for that race you can do it HERE.)
"Examine what you believe to be impossible, and then change your beliefs." - Dr. Wayne W. Dyer