Reaching Your Goals…

I don’t know about you, but all my life I always set goals for myself.  When I was in High School, I knew I wanted to go to college and when I went to college, I knew I wanted to go to graduate school.  I wanted to get married before I turned 25, and I did.  I wanted to have babies before I turned 30, and I did. I wanted to start a business before I was 35, and I did. I wanted to write a book before I turned 50, and I did, way before!

Now, I set a goal for myself to run a half-marathon in Disney.  This has been the most challenging goal yet because there have been so many obstacles in the way.

My running partner, Marti DiPaola, and I started training more than six months ago for this race. At that time, I didn’t even think I could run a mile.  Since then, I’ve completed 10 miles and it made me feel good.  However, between Marti and me, we have had more injuries, health issues, etc. and have been unable to train the way we would have liked.

She got sick, then I got sick. She hurt her back, then I hurt my leg with shin splints.  I got sick again, and she got sick again! She just ran to the doctor because she’s not feeling well and I am sitting here with pain in my throat and my leg… And, to make matters worse, we are suposed to have a major snow storm later today which may delay our flights.

I’m not sure what’s going to happen at this point.  Will we run tomorrow in the half-marathon?

I don’t know the answer.  I don’t even know if we will be able to get out of New York to go down to Orlando.  But, what I do know is that we’ve been trying.  And you know what, sometimes, trying is just as important if not as important as actually achieving your goals…