Lately I have been thinking a lot about a 40 mile race I would like to complete in March. In addition to completing the race I was hoping to raise $5,000 for Covenant House. I was introduced to Covenant House by Steph from Life According to Steph when she did a sleep out last March, you read about that here. I wasn’t a foster kid growing up but my teenage years were hard. I was raped when I was 14 years old by a friend of the family. It happened three times and I didn’t say anything for a year. So family gatherings were challenging to say the least. I eventually said something and he went to jail but it was a lot to handle as a teenager. My family helped me through it even though I was a mega bitch. I know I would not have survived that period in my life if I didn’t have a support system. So my heart goes out to these kids that have no one in their lives.
I was talking about the run with my sister in law over the weekend and she asked me if I have ever not reached one of my goals. Nope, I usually reach my goals. Like I said New Year’s resolutions are my Jam. But I don’t think I really have put myself out there like this goal. My goals are usually easily attainable. They just require discipline and hard work which I am not afraid of. But this goal requires me to put myself out there and announce to the world that I want to run 40 miles and give me your money. It’s intimidating.