We’re at the start of a new decade. The year 2010 has all the makings of being a thoroughly enjoyable time for me.
I’m excited to see how the track team performs in the spring.
From there, I participate in my first marathon May 16 and then into summer training to achieve personal bests in some fall races.
At the moment, finishing the marathon, 26.2 miles, is feasible. In the beginning, I was training to actually get through the race and survive.
After my 16-miler under two hours on Christmas, I think making waves in Cleveland is an actual possibility.
The chance to run the Boston-qualifying time of 3:10 on my first try is not a completely absurd goal anymore.
While reviewing what it’ll take to run “the race of my life,” I am brought down by a bad habit.
I have little to no self-confidence or determination. I’m more than guilty of being a self-loather and placing limits on my abilities.
This is coming from a guy who has been, at best, average at sports and everything else, not experiencing any personal accolades growing up.
Well, hey, it’s a new year, right? I think it’s time for change. Want to change with me?
Justin Zelm is the Perkins High School assistant cross country coach and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.