I did it! On Saturday I accomplished my goal! I wanted to run a 5k in under 30 minutes. I finished in 29:22.
My wife and my daughter waited at the finish line to cheer me on and give me high fives as I crossed the finish line. They made me feel like I won an Olympic gold medal.
I know this probably sounds silly. You may be thinking, “What’s the big deal?”
The big deal is I’m having ankle surgery in three weeks. I am probably going to be on crutches for 12 weeks. Anytime you have a surgery like this, there is no guarantee that you will ever be the same. I have never run a 5k before. In fact, I have never run that far in my life. Running this 5k was my way of sticking it to ankle surgery. I am not going to let surgery hold me back.
I hit my goal! And let me tell you, it feels great!
I feel like I just walked up to big, bad Mr. Ankle Surgery, kicked him in the stuff, and took his girl.
Take that ankle surgery!
Now on to my next personal goal – recover from surgery and run another 5k under 30.
I am not going to let surgery hold me back.
This is just one of my personal goals. But I firmly believe the saying, “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.”
What goals are you working towards?