Last Chance

Today I am on the fence about what to write. Daily posting combined with holiday prep has pushed my brain into a strange tightness. It isn’t often I’m faced with such blankness.

Tomorrow I wake up early. It will be cold and dark as we head to White River State Park for the Santa Hustle Half Marathon. It was the last chance for me to meet my goal to run one full and one half marathon every year, so long as my body is able.

I originally planned to run the Monumental Half in November, the second of my two planned races for 2014. I was just about to register when a really exciting client project came up that required facilitating a board retreat that same Saturday. It was such a great opportunity – it was a no-brainer for me to skip the race and search for a new one to run by year’s end.

The facilitation took place in The Ralston Room at the Alexander, which just so happens to have three walls of floor to ceiling windows, and a great view of the Monumental course. I felt a small pang as I watched those runners go by, knowing my husband and many friends were part of that throng.

But tomorrow will be my turn. I will meet a goal I wasn’t sure I’d be able to tackle. I’ll run long and hard and breathe in the cold air. If there’s any one thing that will open my brain back up, it’s a good long run.

This post is part of Think Kit by SmallBox
Prompt: “Wishy-Washy. It’s true, we like you a lot – but let’s be noncommittal for now. It’s okay to be unsure! What are you on the fence about? Dig into the meat of both sides. Is it a big deal? A minor quibble? Are you leaning one way…or is the extended forecast just one big gray area? Yes – we’re telling you not to make up your mind!”