True Story: I’m Afraid of Failing
I’m relieved that I don’t have any races on my calendar until September. Early in the year I was eager to get back to running races. They helped me ease back into training, build mileage, and feel like a runner again. After completing nine races this year, I’m ready to focus on training.
A training plan is just what I need right at this very moment. I religiously built up mileage beginning in January and stuck to a schedule through the Country Music 1/2 Marathon (you can read my race recap here). Two weeks later, I ran that crazy relay race where I completed 18 miles in less than 24 hours. Since that race my running has been a hodge podge.
I haven’t looked forward to any of the shorter races I’ve ran because I wasn’t in training or “race mode” so I’m relieved I’m only signed up for key races from now until November.
I have lofty goals for two of those three races and I need to build some confidence as well as finally say them out loud.
My stomach is churning with butterflies as I type this… but I need to just say it, do it and stop being afraid of failure.
On September 16, 2012 I will run the Philly 1/2 Marathon with a goal time of 1:41.
On Sunday, November 4th I will run the New York City Marathon with a goal time of sub 3:40 (dream pace of 3:35).
There, I’ve said it.
What goal scares you right now? Do you too fear failure and keep your goals to yourself?
Have any advice for me? How do I get rid of this fear of failing?