I’m afraid. I started my training now and have committed to doing the Great Birmingham Run.
Why am I afraid?
I don’t know if my body can cope. When I was at school, I would shy away from sports as I never felt I was any good. In fact, one year we had the option of sports or gardening and I chose gardening.
Some people say I’m crazy. Why do you want to even think of running a half marathon?
You’re in your 50’s why would you even consider starting to run.
I have worked with many people over the years, many of whom have had many injuries and one runner who had open heart surgery.
Naturally, I don’t want any of that, which is why I am afraid.
But do you know what? I want to use all that as motivation. Who cares if I am in my 50’s and I should be thinking about putting my feet up and retiring?
I don’t want to.
Whilst I am alive and breathing, I want to enjoy every moment and maybe even help motivate some people to do the same, irrespective of age.
Call me crazy if you want, but I am enjoying every day and every moment that I am alive and if I can help many good causes, raise money and motivate others at same time, then that is a bonus!
I read a quote that said something along the lines of “living a life in fear is only living half of your life”.
I want to live my life to the full.
Let’s do this together.