Yesterday morning was like no other I get up, have my cup of Joe as I check my twitter and get ready for work. Around 7:15 a.m. I start my 45 minute commute to work then prepare myself for the work day with another cup of Joe and oatmeal. As I sat down at my desk I glance up at my half marathon training schedule and a sense accomplishment came over me as if I had already completed the race. I have come so far in the past five weeks mentally and physically. With a moment of excitement I pull up my work calendar to plug in the big race day, September 28th, 2013. I hit enter and an error box displays saying “conflict with schedule.” Conflict, what conflict? I proceeded and clicked cancel to find an entry entitled “hospital annual fundraiser.” Oh no, I said aloud and I really wanted to cry. I know what you are thinking…just get out of the event. Not that easy, as I am a director and a part of the planning committee. I’m an adult with an adult job with adult responsibilities. Fooey! And, I want to support my hospital. Perhaps I will try to persuade them to change the day… No, no I can’t do this I have been at this job for less than a year. I have yet to earn my keep! The biggest upset is that I am disappointing friends that were participating. I’m sorry guys, truly I am.
I am already searching for another race because I have come too far to stop now. Wow, did I just say that? The old Cindy would have of said “Hallelujah, no more running.” But, this is bigger than a physical challenge it is now a mentally challenge and if you know me you know my biggest fear is failure. I will proceed!
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