Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Registered to do my first Half Marathon..

My will shall shape my future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man’s doing but my own.
I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze.
My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny.

Elaine Maxwell.

I am an open water swimmer, a hostile athlete who huffs n puffs her way around the roads -finishing is always the goal.. I have completed several triathlons but always to my own applause-I usually walk the runs. I don't question anything. As long as I can see it in my mind, I get there. 2011 I would like to do more than get there.

The thought of being a runner really excites me, I get a real sense of juvenile buzz. Actually getting out and running is a killer.
It is this conflict of me and keeps me going. The girl who says of course you can to the girl who has to put on the runners and get moving.

In April I signed up for the Connamara Half Marathon
In August I have been accepted to swim the 26.4km distance of Lake Zurich.

I have always wanted to do a half marathon.. Whether I walk, crawl of run over the finish line is up to me.

The Lake Zurich swim is an honor to do. Despite the distance I really look forward to that moment when I cross over from the swimmer to plan B..Plan B is what happens when the pain kicks in..