Wow, another super busy week in the books.
I had my second round of tests all last week in school and felt really good about my grades. Things are going somewhat smooth in the school department. Work was again another week of teaching a class for our Desktop support and Store tech support teams. I had some good folks that caught on quickly and did really well which makes the week go by much faster. Next week I need to get caught up on my administrative responsibilities which will take some time.
Well, I have some news that I would like to share. Over the last several weeks I've had to battle a very difficult decision. It is with great frustration and sadness that I've decided to drop out of my marathon. As I said a very difficult decision. Between family, work, running, and a full time school work load it has been too much. I've had a goal to run in a marathon for a very long time and to be this close and have to walk away is very agonizing. Family, work, and school is a much higher priority, in that order. Finding the time for the increased mileage along with my daily responsibilities was a real challenge. For me, as I've said before, I will not sacrifice time with my family which is far more important then getting in any long run. To be honest, it was somewhat of a relief when I finally decided. Not because I didn't want to do it but because I can now concentrate on more important things. See, the quest and journey will continue. I will be registering for the Richmond marathon in 2008. I know other marathons are sooner but I want to run my first in the town I grew up in, Richmond.
I haven't stopped running, that will continue. I haven't stopped strength training, that will continue. I haven't stopped my nutrition, that will continue. I haven't lost my passion for fitness I've only delayed one goal for one more year. For those who have been so encouraging I thank you. I know I would not have made it this far without it. I will continue to document my journey to 26.2 here until the mission is accomplished. I know without a doubt that I've made the correct decision and I'm at peace about it.
So, onward and upward I go pushing towards my dreams and goals one day at a time. There's a large pot of gold somewhere at the end of my rainbow and with my determination and passion I will succeed in its discovery...ya know...I think I've already discovered mine...
These are the most important things, this is my pot of gold. - Jason