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I’m running a marathon in October.  The Atlantic City marathon to be exact.  I’m telling you because I want to make sure i follow through.  I expect you to keep my feet to the fire when I come up with a creative excuse why I suddenly can’t make the run.

It’s funny, because new people I meet will often ask me if I’m a marathon runner….or if I’ve ever done an ironman, or if I’m a competitive swimmer, or serious athlete of another sort, in an altogether different sport.

I guess it’s sort of the vibe I give off, and they are always surprised to hear me say no.

Okay, no one has ever asked that.  

Which hurts my feelings.

But that’s only because I meet very new people these days.

But if I did, I’m sure they would.  Or, they’d probably be thinking it anyway.

The truth is, I’m really excited, energized, enthused and a bit overwhelmed at the idea of running 26 miles.

The last marathon I did was a mixed bag.

But similar to this one – I publicly posted it – and that accountability kept me pushing forward when I thought about backing out.

I committed to it after attending an Anthony Robbins goal setting event, and it was actually a 6 season Dexter marathon on Netflix.  

It was a mixed bag not because of any lack of focus on my end, but just because the writing got so shitty ass bad after season 7.  

It was hard to finish – especially after the Jimmy Smits season, but I kept my energy and enthusiasm up until the bitter end.  (Spoiler alert.  Deb gets capped.  You’ll thank me later)

So there you have it.  I’m running my first marathon.

Like starting a business – or getting inspired to launch a PASSION based project that changes your life in ways you can’t imagine……. I have absolutely no idea where the journey will take me.

I wish there was a shortcut, or some secret way that I could start from somewhere other than where I am right now.

(which is slumped in an easy chair with my laptop and a half gallon of Edy’s Ice Cream in my lap and chocolate chips on my fingers)

But there isn’t.

You got to start where you are.  Always.

A little leap of faith and one foot in front of the other.

To be honest, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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I am an author, artist and entrepreneur. My 2 passions are writing about, and teaching Marketing and Meditation. I like to think I’m a lot like Eckhart Tolle, if only he was taller, and a much better tennis player. (it turns out in person, he’s super short, has a terrible backhand and wears this weird scottish hat thingy that makes it really difficult to concentrate while serving) Plus he refuses to keep score and says ” it’s always NOW” when you ask who is up. Enough about me. We barely know each other. Stop staring. You’re making me nervous.