50k at 50

In less than 2 weeks I am going to do something I never thought I’d do…..turn 50!

If you’ve already been there and done that….then you know!

If you haven’t yet been there and done that….then YOU know!

50 IS OLD!!!!!!!

I wanted to walk a marathon to commemorate my 50th birthday. But by the time I got my act together the Disney marathon was full. So, I decided to do my own self supported marathon….but, well to be honest never got all that excited about spending my entire birthday walking in potentially cold weather!

In the end – I didn’t train.

There is a big part of me that feels like a real failure. I set a goal – walk a marathon on or near my birthday (the Disney Marathon is the day AFTER my birthday in 2013) and I failed. Worse than failure….I never really started!

There is a line in the movie Top Gun (yes, I’ve watched it enough times that I can quote it….don’t judge) where the Tom Skerritt character says ‘Better to retire and save your aircraft than push a bad position.’ To be honest, that’s where I was/am. I could try to walk a marathon, but better to admit my unpreparedness and save my body than to push this old bod and cause real damage or cause me to spend more couch-potato time!

Sometimes, reaching your ultimate goal means adjusting when or how you get there….this is one of those times!

Instead of walking a marathon on my birthday….I am going to walk a 50k in my birth month.

For you non-mathaholics; that’s 31.0685596 miles. 31 miles in the month of January (I liked the symmetry of 31 days and 31 miles).

I haven’t given up on walking a marathon in my 50th year! Just in a warmer month 🙂 (or maybe next year’s Disney Marathon).

About Gayle

Gayle is a Social Media Enthusiast and Consultant with Biz Buzz Social Media Marketing; co-owner of Glynne's Soaps; a dalmatian rescuer; genealogist and member of the Daughters of the Revolution (DAR) and of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC); a Cubs Fanatic; hopeful bagpiper; purveyor of positive; and a curious seeker of life.
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