If you’ve been a part of my community for long, you probably know that dreams are important to me. I believe strongly that this is the life we were given to live, and it is too short not to be living our best version of it. I have to say that for me, I NEVER dreamed that best version would include running. In fact, in my twenties or thirties, I would have bet a great deal of money that I would NEVER run a half marathon or a marathon. Life is funny like that.
I started running when I was 40, and surprised myself by how much I love it. I’ve met some incredible people, and along the way, somebody said, “We should train for something.” Oh boy. The rest is a long story that I’ll save for another post. Here’s what this one is about:
You may have heard that my big juicy goal for the year has been to run the New York City Marathon on November 6. This will be the fourth marathon I’ve run, but it’s the one I’ve wanted to run for a very long time. Many of my running friends dream of running the Boston Marathon. Me, I’ve always wanted to run New York. This year, I finally got in. I’ve trained hard, and now, I’m entering the final countdown for the race. Two weeks from today, I’ll be getting on a plane to New York City. Gulp!
At this point, I’ve completed all my long training runs. I’m focused on staying healthy and getting all the final details in place. One of which (of course), is what to wear.
I’ve been a fan of running skirts (skorts, actually), for years. Last year, I ran the Twin Cities Marathon in pink polka dots (that’s my dad handing off water. He’s coming to New York just to cheer me on!!).
Now I have to choose the perfect skirt for my dream marathon. This IS New York after all! <grin>
I’m polling my friends, family, and YOU. Will you vote?
Note: I’m taking a vote, but in the spirit of last-minute-nervousness-and-obsessing, this woman reserves the right to make the ultimate decision ;-)..
Here are the choices:
Skirt One (Black Paisley):
Skirt Two (Heartstooth):
To contribute your two cents, just leave a comment at the bottom of this post. Oh–one more request: I need to update my playlist with lots of motivating, mojo-generating music. What song(s) would you suggest? Please leave your suggestions in your comment too!
Thanks for your help!