Sometimes we have to push ourselves and risk failure in order to reach our goals.
It can be scary and hard but…..When we push past that fear we might surprise ourselves!!!
On Saturday I will be pushing myself past my fear of failing a second time. I will spend most of my day running through the Flint Hills of Kansas –
Many of you might remember that I tried to achieve this same goal back in October. I failed because I quit at the 25 mile mark.
I thought that would be the end of that goal. Then in January I got an email about the same 50 mile race being held in May with a 6:00 AM start (the October race was 6:00 PM).
I signed up for the race the day they opened registration! And, I’ve been focused on training for it ever since. I took all of the lessons I learned from my last attempt and tried to figure out how I could overcome those mistakes.
I feel like I am ready run and to finish my first true ultra (I’m not counting all of the ones on my treadmill).
I would say that I will tweet along the way but that probably will never happen. I’m sure I will share a picture or 2 on Instagram at some point.
So, hopefully by trying again, I will be able to move past my failure and mark this goal off my list (so I can move on to the next one!!!).
What is something that you have failed and tried again successfully?