Well, it is official. I am officially signed up for the Nashville Half Marathon. I have paid my money, now it is time to get serious and pay the time on my feet and in my running shoes to make sure that I am ready to finish strong by April 24th.
You can view my training schedule here! (let me know if you can’t)
There is something that happens when I pay for a race that suddenly, my heart starts to pound, I doubt my ability to do it, and I get really serious about making sure I can! This will be the biggest thing I have done in the physical realm yet.
On the flip side of being scared out of my mind and all the doubts and fears that have kicked in, I was having a chat conversation with Coach the other night and he paid me what I consider a high compliment AND one that is contrary to how I often think of myself.
He said this. “When I need a picture of tenacity, I think of you.”
According to freedicionary.com, tenacity means: persistent determination. The quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose;
I often think of myself as stubborn and unyielding. Tenacious sounds better. It is the positive spin on part of who I am. I like it. South Beach Steve posted a video a few months back on the word of the day on tenacious/tenacity. I remember watching that video and thinking, “I want to be that!”
So it meant a lot that Coach, thinks of me that way. It stopped me in my tracks and as I lay there, trying to fall asleep, I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
Thanks Coach! It was good to hear those words at that particular time, as I get ready to run this next leg of my journey on this Road to Beautiful.