Wednesday, March 3, 2010

let's start at the beginning!

Let me preface this by stating that although the following is of a serious nature, I am not usually this stern.

My GOAL is to COMPLETE a marathon via any means necessary, whether it be walking, shuffling, jogging, or crawling. It is my HOPE that by partaking in this journey I will in turn positively change my life.

Someone once told me that I have an "artist's" personality, meaning that I'm either black or white, one extreme or the other. I would pretty much agree with this. When I start something I am 100% manic about whatever it is. Then, once the novelty wanes, I stop. For example: I eat really healthy for a few weeks and then I eat very poorly. I eat nothing or I eat a ton. I run for a few weeks and then I sit on the couch. "Everything in moderation" holds no meaning to me.

That is why I set this LONG-TERM goal for myself. One cannot train and complete a marathon in a few weeks, it takes months. My belief is that if I can finish this I can do anything! One huge change I want to make is with regard to my job. I desperately need a job that I actually enjoy and can contribute positively to society. I am just not sure what it is. In reality, I'm probably just too lazy to find it. Therefore, on my daily shuffles and walks I want to contemplate my life, where I am and what I want to do. Maybe God will give me an idea or point me in the right direction sometime in these coming months of training.

So, there it is. I hope you will share in this journey with me.

- moving in a dragging or clumsy manner
- a gait which is quicker than a walk but slower than a jog

-the act of saving or protecting from harm, risk, loss, destruction, etc


  1. Hi Asheley, thanks for visiting my blog at Running Green, and for joining my Follow list. I love visitors and comments!

    I think it's great that you want to run a marathon! I've been running since 2005, seriously since 2008. I'm running my first marathon May 1. Running can be a totally life-changing activity! Most runners begin running for the physical benefits, and then discover that the mental benefits are even more amazing!

    I invite you to join a great online running community, It's a combination of a free online workout-logging database and an online networking community of runners, cyclists, triathletes, etc. It can be a great source of motivation for a runner pursuing a goal such as yours, because it is a journal of your progress, plus a source of support and encouragement from other runners! You owe it to yourself to check it out!

    Good luck on your marathon quest!

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  3. Hey, I came across your blog via the random blog button. I think your story is so cool and really inspiring. Good luck with everything!

  4. Shuffling towards Salvation! You awe me with your beautifully written words! Indeed, the best insights I have ever had were when I was running, shuffling, or walking. My main problem was that once I got back home, life interrupted, or perhaps I was overwhelmed with what I had to do to complete my goal,so I just went about my usual life. But "No Excuses!"