Motivation Monday – If Your Dreams Don’t Scare You

Dream big.  Dream so big that it terrifies you.  Because you can do it.

I am terrified of running a marathon in January.  It is a long race.  It requires a lot of training, both mental and physical.  I know I can do it, but sometimes I worry that I can’t do it.  It scares me.  I’m scared that I won’t finish.  I’m scared I will be swept from the course or I will have to give up.  I’m scared I won’t get that amazing medal.

But is it stopping me?  Absolutely not.  It’s a big dream for me and I’m going to do it.

What’s your big, scary dream?

4 thoughts on “Motivation Monday – If Your Dreams Don’t Scare You

  1. I have the same big, scary dream! The WDW Marathon in January will be my first marathon. I have run multiple half marathons, but for the longest time, I could not psych myself up in signing up for and actually training for a marathon. So it’s less than 80 days away, and training is going well, but I still have the same fears you do – not finishing, injury, hitting the wall, freezing weather, etc.

    What helps me is finding other people (since none of my friends IRL are training for their first marathon) who are experiencing the same worries. We can do it! 🙂 Good luck with your training!!

  2. Hi Jeannie! I agree, it is awesome to find others out there who share my fears and my excitement. I don’t have any local friends also training for their first, but I do have some friends online (runningoftheears.com) who are making WDW their first – have you SEEN that medal?

    We should definitely keep in touch. We can do this! And good luck to you too! Can’t wait to see you with that medal around your neck.

  3. I’m scared by the same things you mention because this will be my first marathon too. Yesterday I had a great 10-mile race and was thinking that this whole training for a marathon thing will be doable, but I have had other recent runs that didn’t go well and made me wonder what I’m doing. I alternate between fear and excitement.

    I can’t wait to see you and everyone else with that awesome Mickey medal after the race!

  4. I just started running in June. I completed my 5k (literally I was a couch to 5k-er) in August and ran half of a half marathon a few weeks ago (I was the second leg of a two-person relay team). I’m starting to run 5 regularly in training in preparation to up my mileage to do a 1/2 solo in March. I’ve never been an athlete or done anything like this. It all scares me. I actually said out loud on my birthday in August that I want to do a full marathon before I’m 40 (2 years). gulp.

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