Sometimes in life, it's time to step back, and re-examine what you have on your agenda.
I registered for the Glass Slipper Challenge in June, before I knew the extent to which my foot was messed up and how long I would be wearing a ridiculous boot. The fact is, it is August again, and I still weigh 265 pounds. While I would dearly love to complete the Inaugural Glass Slipper Challenge, and do so in grand style, my current health, weight and physical ability begs the question, "Is that even realistic?" I always try to be a realist, not a pessimist or an optimist, but a realist.
The realist in me says, "Come on, Krista. It ain't gonna happen." While I would like to argue with that inner voice, I think it's right. I mean, really. I have 3 kids, I'm coaching 2 softball teams this fall, and I work full time. The next time I toe the line at Walt Disney World for a race I want to know in the deepest part of my heart that I am prepared, and ready to finish that race in under 3 hours. I had said when I quit at mile 10 this year that I wouldn't return to Disney for 2 years, when I was at a healthier weight, and totally trained and prepared for the race.
I got caught up in the magic that is Disney and I registered, and I shouldn't have.
So now I need to figure out what to do with my race entry.
Sometimes being a realist sucks, but I'll thank myself for it when I finish the Glass Slipper Challenge in 2015, and get my pink coast-to-coast medal, all on the weekend right around my 40th birthday.
now, it's time to kick the healthy lifestyle and training into gear to start training now for what I want to do in about 18 months!