I promised I’d be back this weekend. I’m glad you guys enjoyed my last post, and I hope it got you thinking!
Anyways, I’m here to share with you one goal. One big goal. One REALLY big goal. Actually, like a megagoal.
Or.. An ultra goal?
Yupp, you got me.
I want to run an ultramarathon.
Preferably within a year and a half.
See? Not that hard.
Let’s be honest. I haven’t been running very long. But I love it. I love it so much.
Since I started running, I was always intrigued by tests of endurance. Obviously, because my second real race is going to be a 10 miler. I run 40+ mpw for fun. I’d run more if I had time.
I think I have some pretty kickass endurance. And I’m never going to be a super fast runner. I don’t really enjoy running super fast, to be honest. It stresses me out.
So.. An ultra. Why an ultra? Because I know that I can do things that people think are impossible. And I can do what I put my mind to.
Also, I’m just really attracted to ultras. It gets me excited. I smile when I think about them. And I am so inspired by ultrarunners. I want to be like them. I want to feel what they feel. I want to follow in their footsteps. I literally dream about running – and I want to do this.
So, you might be thinking why not a marathon to start? I’m not saying I won’t run a marathon ever, trust me. I might run one this summer! Who knows. But my ultimate goal is an ultra. I think it is the ultimate test of myself as a runner and a person.
I know I can finish a marathon. I know I can finish an ultra too. But, in a marathon, I know I wouldn’t quit. In an ultra, I’m gonna have to push myself to the limit and I’ll want to drop out. I have a long history of quitting things I love because I’m scared to push myself, and I want to prove to myself that I can push myself that far. Then, I’ll know for sure that I can do anything.
What do you guys think?
I’m excited. I haven’t figured out what, when, where, but I do know the why. Because I can do it. I can do whatever I want to do in my life. Nothing is too ridiculous. I hope you can decide the same for yourself too.
How was your weekend?
PS, there might be some blog changes soon. I haven’t decided concretely, so I’ll keep you guys posted.