Here I am enjoying my morning coffee outside by our pool. It's a beautiful morning here in Central Phoenix. While writing out goals that I would like to set, accomplish, and complete throughout the remainder of this year, I finally determined that it's time to train for a Full Marathon. I'm thrilled to share that I've decided on The Long Beach Marathon on October 13th, 2013.
Other than here in my little corner of the web here on my blog, I usually share the information about the races I'm training for at any given time. Else where on the web, I don't share or put it out there. For this race, I put it out there yesterday that I was eager to train for a full marathon this fall.
I decided not to train for a big race this Summer so I'll be doing all I can to prep during the Summer months before the intense training begins. I'm quite excited about this. I've always said that I just wanted to run one full marathon and that's it. Well, there's a slight change to that as well. I have so many friends in Los Angeles and in California that have encouraged me to run the LA Marathon in March of 2014. After that, I just can't see myself running more full marathons than that. I love my half marathons but to run a huge race like the LA Marathon with dozens of friends seems ideal.
Outside of running, I have so many other goals in the areas of my career that has me excited. Since the weight loss, it seems that my company has nudged me to do more Public Speaking at various events and seminars. I've always enjoyed speaking in front of others so I look forward to more of this throughout the rest of the year.
Through Running, I've learned that I can reach and accomplish what I set out to do. It may not always be easy but it's up to me to try. I am actually surprised that I've stuck to running for as long as I have. I'm blessed that I'm injury free again and running better than ever. Live and learn. So soon enough I'll be babblin', bitchin' and whinin' about training for a full marathon. My Patron Saint of Xavierism has his work cut out for him!