Ever since getting the news from my Rheumatologist, I have tried to have a positive attitude and have tried to think about how to adjust my race schedule and training to accomplish the already ambitious race schedule for October. When I 1st contemplated my October races back in the Spring, I had thought then that I was being ambitious and now with my confirmed diagnosis…..I know that I am being overly ambitious.
Yup-linking up with Deb for Wednesday Word…..
Today’s word: AMBITIOUS
having ambition; eagerly desirous of achieving or obtaining success, power, wealth, a specific goal,etc.:
showing or caused by ambition or an earnest desire for achievement or distinction:
strongly desirous; eager:
requiring exceptional effort, ability, etc.:
In my heart of hearts I know that I should reconsider/change/cancel some of my races in October but the ambition that I was born with just won’t let me do that.
I think my plan of modified training (running 2 days a week) and letting go of a specific timed desired finish for each of my races (Ragnar DC
, RnR Brooklyn Half, Baltimore Running Festival
) will ensure that I can participate and enjoy my races in October. Additionally, since the cortizone shot worked so well for me in May for Zooma
, I am confident that it will do the same for me in October.
My ambition may totally back fire and I may be hobbling into the month of November but I DON’T CARE! I am ambitious, determined and motivated to not let this arthritis get the best of me even if I am totally pushing myself too far. Am I being overly ambitious…..absolutely! Is my over ambition going to stop me….absolutely not!
Are you ever over ambitious? Do you listen to the little voice in your head telling you not to be?