My personal 90-day goal:
I have mind, body and heart wellness to conquer a 42 kilometer marathon exhibiting my self-love and purposefulness by 6 January 2008.
On September 23, I decided on this goal of conquering a marathon. I’ve been wanting to do a marathon for a long time.
My inspiration was renewed when I read about Procter & Gamble CEO James Michael Lafferty’s advocacy for running marathons. James explains:
The minute you cross the finish line you become part of a very elite club. Something like 99.9 percent of the world will never do (but they can). This builds confidence and perseverance like nothing I have seen.
People change from ‘pre-marathon’ to ‘post-marathon.’ They believe in themselves at a new level. They learn to stick with things more, their perseverance extends. I have seen it with hundreds of marathoners I have coached all over the world. They become better in all walks of life….
I was further inspired by the marathon of my online friend Anton! Anton dedicated his first marathon to the Kythe Foundation. Awesome!
When I read these articles many months ago, I thought to myself: “I could do this! I’d like to do a marthon!”
And I shall! On December 2, 2007, I shall conquer my first marathon!
Through this marathon, I want to develop in my self the heart, mind and body wellness and show my biggest fan (“Me!”) my self-love and purposefulness.
I will be running for advocacies close to my heart: education and financial literacy for Filipinos (more details later).
This is not just a physical marathon. This is a marathon of my heart and mind as well. And this is just the start!
With a little (a lot!) help from family, friends and new friends, I shall conquer my first marathon.