In the last three weeks, I have put over 4,000 miles on my car, spent countless hours working at the racetrack, a extra income side job, working out and if not doing that, I am sleeping. This leaves little time for friends, family and life! But, our lives are what we make of them right?
I ran a 5K a few months ago and surprising to me, I finished first in my division. I was so elated with the results, that I took on the goal of a Half Marathon. At the time I decided on this challenge, my schedule allowed me plenty of time and energy to train for this goal, and achieve it in a competitive result. But, as my ever-changing Jockey life moves on, my schedule has now handed me limited time and a question to my devotion of this personal statement.
I struggle with the goal, as I struggle with the training, but overall…. I know that the disappointment and guilt of not trying the Half Marathon, would be greater than failing in my attempt.
And that my friends, is what life is…. the ever-changing, constant challenge of the enticement to fall victim to our circumstances. I will rise to the challenge…. no matter what time I finish. A close friend of mine gave me the idea, that even if I finish after the pomp and circumstance of the event, I should recreate the joyful victory for a picture. If that is the case, I hope he is there to take my picture!
Fitmark Ambassador 2013