I have wanted to run a marathon since I was 29 years old. But there was always the fear that I couldn't do it. There was always the lack of commitment - because this is a massive commitment. But now, at the age of 58, I am really going to do it.
When I drank I always was "gonna" do a race, but somehow I never got around to registering and running one. I was ready to do one - fitness wise, I just never put all the pieces together to actually do one. When I was three years sober, I finally registered for a race, I trained for it, I showed up for it, and I ran it. When I finished, I felt like an olympic champion, because I FINALLY did something I said I was going to do.
And now it looks like I will be able to fulfill a lifetime dream. This has been one of the most difficult things I have ever done, but I feel like God has been with me every inch of the way. I think it is good for a me to really stretch myself and do something so outside of my comfort zone.
Tomorrow I will go to church and then meet a sponsee. That's about it. Well, and I get to watch a football game. Oh, that sounds like heaven to me.