Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Taking that risk

One of my biggest issues is that I don't open up to people that I don't know very well. I'm uninhibited. Nothing embarrasses me. I'll talk about anything....except the things closest to my heart.

That's why I've never put my goals out here on the blog.
 I decided that my goals were just that...MY GOALS. It didn't matter if anyone else thought that I could attain them.

It only matters that I BELIEVE I CAN ATTAIN THEM.

Over the weekend, I decided to tell Coach Liz what I was thinking about for the next year or two. I did it because I feel like I'm on track to actually hit those goals. I was going to wait until the end of the year to see if I felt the same way. Instead, the desire to reach those goals is just becoming stronger.

I've never done that before. I've never shared my own thoughts and dreams about what I can accomplish with anyone. 

Would you? HAVE you?

If you run a 36:00 5k, would you tell people that your goal is to run a 21:00 5k?

I don't think I'm alone. I think most people keep those goals to themselves.

This time, I reached out to my Coach, and I spelled out part of my goals/dreams. (The second part, I'm still working on).

I expected her to say, "Ok. You can do it. We have a lot of work to do."

Which is like saying, "Girl you ain't even close!"

But that's not what she said.  Instead she said, "I think those are GREAT goals for you."

That made all the difference.

Now that I've put it out there for her, I'll share it all with you at the end of the season. Sneak Peak: It's BIG people. Real BIG.

If I think I can do it, and my Coach thinks I can do it.....there's nothing really stopping me.

1 comment:

Carolina John said...

I was running 23 minute 5k's when I said I was going to try and get a sub-20 minute 5k, and people thought I was crazy. it happens. Well, people thinking I'm crazy. The sub-20 minute 5k still hasn't happened.....