Part of the reason for me starting back up on this blog is that I have made a goal. For me, this is monumental. You see, I'm a perfectionist and despise lying. So my philosophy on goal setting is "If I set a goal to high and don't achieve it, I've failed. If I set a goal to low and do achieve it, it was a lie all along." So I have never set goals. From what I understand, this is not a good thing. But nonetheless, I have now set a goal.
In 1 years time I would like to participate in Warrior Dash. I had never heard of this before, but saw a picture of an old school mate on facebook participating in this event. He looked like the Terminator. So I Googled what Warrior Dash was and found a whole slew of people covered in mud and wearing Viking helmets. It was one of those moments when you chuckle and shake your head in amazement at the same time. What was it about this that made these people grin from ear to ear? Seriously, they jump over fire for fun? But the more I looked at, the more I thought that I could do that. I could tap into this inner strength I have and do this.
So I am starting... today. Today instead of avoiding the stairs at all costs, I skipped the elevator at work. I plan on continuing this practice. After dinner, I walked a mile in my neighborhood. I plan on continuing this as well regardless of the weather. And it was nasty hot out today (90+ degrees and 80+ humidity). That would make me cranky on a good day, but I have a goal. It's fascinating to think that someday I will run the mile I walked today. I've never been a runner. At least not since I was in elementary school.
So we'll see where this takes me. And if all goes well, I'll be a Viking next year. Are you scared?