A few months ago, I signed up to run in a half-marathon. I’ve not taken it too seriously. I wouldn’t say I’m out of shape, but I’m definitely not in “let’s go run 13.1-miles” shape! Now, I have forty days to prepare mentally and physically for this run. That’s the 40-Day Challenge.
The challenge isn’t to break a world record. The challenge is to finish. Run, walk, or crawl–I will finish. I’ve set goals and a schedule that will prepare me as best as possible. It’s going to take more discipline than I think I’ve ever shown in anything else. Each day will have to be a strategic step towards the next goal, or I will likely fail.
How’s that for pressure?
I know it will be hard. But in the words of Tom Hanks in the great movie A League of Their Own, “It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard…is what makes it great!”
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