Monday, May 16, 2011

Today is the First Day of the Rest of Your Life

This is my last hour to be 50. Tomorrow I will be 51.

I feel like I have nothing to show for 50. I did a half-marathon, then quit running again.

I love running. I love being a runner. I love being able to just run and run and run, effortlessly, because I am fit and I am a runner.

But this year I have shrunk away from running, and most other things I love, while learning to be a high school principal.

As I leave 50, I realize that no amount of wanting to be a runner will make me a runner. I need to run to be a runner, and running right now is hard.

Mostly what I do right now is sit. But I am the only one who can change that.

So here is my goal 18 weeks from today:

It says 123 days.  I know it is actually 125 - I counted.

It is not many days.  There are no days to waste.  I have to commit to this.

I'll start when I turn 51.

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