At WPPI this year, Kevin Kubota said a lot of amazing things. Things that I have written down in my notes and that I’ve turned to quite a few times this last month. But there are two specific tips he gave that I haven’t been able to shake.
The first was this: Adrenaline triggers creativity, so if you’re in a creative rut, do something that scares you. Secondly, he went on to say that we all need accountability. And if we write a goal down and share it, it is much more likely to happen. I don’t necessarily think that I’m in a creative rut, per say. But I am always looking for ways to fuel inspiration, and maybe doing something I’m afraid of will help keep my tank full, for lack of a better analogy. And if I commit to doing it on my blog, well, it’s a lot more likely to happen.
So here I am, taking Kevin’s advice, about to expose one of my biggest goals, which also happens to be one of my biggest fears…
I want to run a marathon.
There it is. I’m scared out of my mind to do it. But I want to run a marathon. I want to cross the finish line at 26.2 miles. And I want to finish knowing I didn’t walk once. I’m not exactly sure where this desire came from. Maybe it’s because I know I’ll have to train and it will help keep me healthy. Maybe it’s because I’m ridiculously competitive and I want to beat my previous distance records. Maybe it’s for my brother Caleb, because he has always wanted to run one, but after injuring his knee playing basketball in high school, he can’t run a lot anymore. Maybe it’s just because I need to prove to myself that I can do it.
Whatever the reason, I want to do it. I’m going to do it. August 20th this year is the Park City Marathon, and I’ll be there. No turning back now. (Even though I slightly feel like peeing my pants in fear.) I mean, it’s on my BLOG. It’s basically in blood. Haha. And if that’s not reason enough for me, Jake bought me some sweet new running shoes for my birthday last month. I might as well use them!
Here’s to doing something that scares you, and becoming a better person for it.
P.S. If anyone reading my blog has run a marathon, I’d really really appreciate any training tips! : )