“Do one thing every day that scares you.” Eleanor Roosevelt
I think I’ve been quite open on here about what scares me in relation to training for this marathon, but I think it’s important in life to do something that pushes you out of your comfort zone, something that scares you.
I ended up running the NY marathon because I wanted a challenge, but initially I was looking for something a little easier, e.g. a trek in Peru. But there is no guarantee that would have been any easier – I might have found trekking every day too arduous, at least with a marathon it was all over in 4 hours and 41 very long minutes.
These 100 mile cycling treks also sound like much too much hard work to me too. But I suppose it’s what you’re used to.
This time my personal demon is running alone as you will no doubt have gathered by now. The distance doesn’t freak me out quite so much as it did last time.
I don’t know about Eleanor Roosevelt’s idea, but I think every once in a while it’s healthy to push yourself past the limits that you know – whether it be physical or mental, or both.
What challenge are you going to take up?