Pushing Past Failure in Order to Fulfill a Dream

Sometimes we have to push ourselves and risk failure in order to  reach our goals.

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It can be scary and hard but…..When we push past that fear we might surprise ourselves!!!

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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 – 

Screen Shot 2014-05-06 at 8.41.03 PMI’m planning to achieve my goal of running and finishing  a 50 mile race!!!

Screen Shot 2014-05-06 at 8.33.21 PMMany 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).

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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.

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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).

Screen Shot 2014-05-06 at 8.30.48 PMSo, Saturday morning I will start running bright and early and hopefully by around 4:00 that afternoon I will be able to say, “I am an…

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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?

Happy Wednesday!


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