Going Off the Deep End

As a kid I always hated jumping off the diving board and going into the deep water.  That is not to say that I am afraid of the water–I love swimming but there was just something about the diving board (especially the high diving board) that always intimidated me as a child.  I never mastered the dive and still today it resembles more of a belly flop.  I have no grace whatsoever when it comes to diving.  So based on my diving phobia one would have thought I would not be an adventurous individual.  But I like to think I’m fairly adventurous–after all if you are going to run a marathon you have to have some sort of adventuresome-spirit inside!  Or maybe just pure lunacy.

My point in saying all this is that I signed up for ANOTHER…yes you heard me right…ANOTHER marathon!  Have I lost my mind, do I have a life anymore?  Two people this weekend actually told me that I am crazy with my running.  One jokingly told me that I need an intervention!  I have to chuckle because secretly I kind of like being looked at like I’m a little nuts from time to time.  It makes me feel that I can do something that most people would not think twice about even attempting. 

Marathon running has changed my life and I’m happy to say that I’m finally not afraid of the “deep end.”

About mileoneandcounting

I'm a young professional living in the Washington, DC area. Since moving here in 2007 I have honed a passion for running and fitness. Growing up I played soccer and softball (and tested track & field for one year). After college I ran a few 5K races, but running was really only a means to staying in shape for me. Never in my wildest imagination had I thought I'd ever run a marathon, let alone three. Nor did I think I'd get the running bug after doing so, but I'll admit I'm hooked! Over the years my blog has grown into so much more than a running blog though. Sometimes I have deep thoughts. Other times I'm simply sharing a training story or a review of a product. Here's the place where you'll learn about me through my many adventures--even I enjoy going back to re-read some posts from time to time. I've also been able to hone my love for health and wellness through my business called IDLife which stands for Individually Designed Life. I'd love to help inspire you to live your best life yet so please don't hesitate to reach out to me and may my words resonate with you. See you on the trails...
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One Response to Going Off the Deep End

  1. Jan Hoerst says:

    Which marathon are you going to run next? I didn’t know you were scared of the high board? You could have fooled me…I don’t think you have ever been afraid of anything and you have pushed yourself your whole life, Sal, in school, sports, the play, friendships and don’t forget the sea turtle we saw in St. John. I thought you were going to swim after him and never come back! Now that was deep water!

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