Marathon, A full marathon. Forty-two Kilometers. I always thought that running this distance is insane. That was when I started running months ago; however, as time goes by, as my running mileage increased and as my running obsession amplified exponentially, I started dreaming of running a marathon. At present, there are three upcoming marathons this year; and now, I am getting now insane just like what I thought of the others. Even keep asking myself from time to time if I am really up to it… If I really have what it takes to be a marathoner.
Due to my restlessness, I began asking people around me concerning their marathon insights; those who have finished it and those who are aspiring to be a marathoner like me. I have also informed my interest but I told them that my determination is still an issue. There were people who are insisting that I should go for it, but there are others that told me that if I’m not physically and emotionally ready, they suggested that I should let it go and train for the next marathon.
I am fully aware that my verdict is still up to me. Again I’ll be asking myself; but this time, I thought of the four questions that I learned in a seminar called Unleash the Highest Potential of my Life. Questions that I believe would able to help me decide…
- ASK MY MIND: DO I NEED IT?
Since I’ve already dreamt of running a full mary, and I need to fulfill my dreams making it a reality, my answer would definitely a YES!
2. ASK MY HEART: DO I WANT IT?
Yes! I really want it. There’s definitely no question about that.
3. ASK MY BODY: CAN I DO IT?
Umm… I could… Probably… I just don’t know yet. I’ve run 48Km before but that was months ago and that experience really taught me a lesson. I’ve been running a couple of 21K race lately but my weekly mileage only averages 30Km/week. Not to mentioned the workouts that I’m doing to increase my leg endurance (I believe this would actually wok). As I said I still don’t know.
4. ASK MY SOUL: IS IT GOD’S WILL?
I could really never tell exactly, yet, I strongly believe that the actions that I’m taking is just and there’s nothing wrong with it, Then I believe that It’s God’s will. The answer is yes.
I still have a confused decision… It looks like I’m telling myself that my spirit is indeed willing but my flesh is weak… I am going to do it next month, or let it go and do it next year…
I have so many questions, yet… only one answer….