Welcome to Friday’s Featured Female!
This weekly series features inspirational stories from admirable women. IMHO, it’s always good to be reminded of how strength, determination, hard work, heart and ingenuity can impact the quality of one’s life and I’m proud that these women will allow me to share their stories here.
Today I’m featuring Karen Wright of RunWright.net. Karen is a New Yorker (oh yeah!), runner and uses her road bike for cross training. Karen’s got a spirit that is infectious and believe it or not, she’s a chemical engineer! Get to know this runner and help her reach her long time goal with a little support!
Soooo, have you met Karen?
What’s the one thing you want more than anything else?
What’s the number one reason you haven’t achieved it yet?
If you’re like me, it’s probably because you’ve been focusing on everything else. But if you’ve been honest and realistic and if your goal is something you want and not just something you want to talk about, then everything you do should be in keeping with achieving that goal.
One of my goals this year is to run the NYC marathon in November but I’m nowhere close to being marathon ready. So how can I get to the point where I can start marathon training?
MODRUN2015 is my attempt at a solution. 3 weeks ago, I started a modified running streak to run 6 days every week to build my fitness to a point where I can start a marathon-training program.
It means finding time to run, everyday. It means doing laundry more often, so I have gear to run everyday. It means scheduling my meals around runs. Some days it’s almost impossible to get out the door but I keep up with the daily runs because I’m focused on the big picture.
And then the Blizzard2015 happened this week. And in the middle of the state of emergency in NYC, I considered heading out in the snow to log a mile or two. But is that truly in keeping with the big picture?
So I imagined the scenario where I forged ahead, possibly hurting myself with a slip and fall on the ice, sidelining my running for months, jeopardizing my big picture goal.
The big picture demands constant evaluation. The steps toward a goal might not be evenly spaced. I just keep moving forward everyday. For me, that’s the big picture.
To connect with Karen/RunWright, you can find her via these social media outlets:
Bloglovin: Runwright (runwright)
Instagram: Karen Wright (@karen_runwright)
Twitter: RUNWRIGHT (@kamari2001)