Some people know what they want and then they go get it.

They work training plans. They follow diets. They make plans and lists and check things off item by item.

That’s where I’m having trouble with my professional goals. Because I’m not exactly sure what my end game looks like, but I’m getting closer. And I have my friends to credit for that.

When I ran with my friend Ann today, I talked some things through. Some things I probably should go ahead and start doing already. Because I’m not going to get any more comfortable stepping outside of my comfort zone unless I go ahead and start doing it. I’m not going to get anything I want unless I start asking.

So the to-do list for the upcoming week includes lots of research. Lots of emails. Lots of discomfort. Lots of putting my neck out. And making some necessary changes that might make others uncomfortable. But I can’t be afraid of that. If I’m going to grow, I’ve got to be all in.

This is my friend Mark. He is all in. He asks for what he wants. He follows a crazy training plan. And he is swim/bike/run-ing an Ironman next month. His passion is infectious. I want to take what I have learned from Mark and start applying it to my my professional journey, not just my running journey.

In my head, the chance of me creating a career out of running and community has made the move from impossible to improbable.

Inevitable is next, friends.



  1. This post has resonated with me in a very powerful way. Lately, I have felt as though I could do more, be more, achieve more….but I wasn’t. Then I realized that in order to have the life/career I want, I have to work for it. I’ve taken some MAJOR steps outside my comfort zone. I am hopefully that as I continue to reach out good will come back to me. Thank you for sharing your journey and being an inspiration.

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