I am not the person I want to be, but that’s ok. I may never be that person I want to be because once I get to where I’m going, I always see something else.
I wanted to lose weight and when I did lose the weight I wanted to run a half marathon.
After I ran a half marathon, I wanted to run a better half marathon.
After I ran I better half marathon, I wanted to run lots of half marathons and travel the country.
After I traveled the country to run half marathons, I decided I wanted to run a marathon. After I ran my first “unofficial” marathon, I never wanted to run a marathon again. BUT I was already signed up for another marathon a month later so I ran it anyway.
After I ran my first official marathon, I decided to run lots of other marathons. Marathons then turned into ultramarathons and I’m eyeing an half ironman now.
I tell you this to let you know that it’s OK to be a work in progress as long as you’re working! I will always be chasing after something because that is just the person I am. I am a goal oriented person. It keeps me moving, it keeps me alive! It’s my reason for being a work in progress.
This weekend is coming up on another one of those work in progress moments for me. I’ll be running a 50K (31 miles) in the Texas heat at midnight on Sunday! When I signed up for this I was super excited for it. My enthusiasm has weened a little bit about this race but I think that’s because I have removed myself from racing for a little bit. I need to feel my racing spirit. I have a couple other races this summer but I definitely needed to summer to regroup and relax. But I’ve been working towards this…so it’s a work in progress.
Are you a work in progress? What are you working towards?