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: http://www.thunderbaymarathon.com/
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.