I'm almost done reading Amy Poehler's memoir, "Yes, Please". While Amy is one of my favorite comedians, I've been somewhat underwhelmed by her book as a whole.
But I was reading the other night before bed, and was FLOORED by this quote:
"The talking about the thing isn't the thing, doing the thing is the thing."
I re-read this sentence about ten times because it is so blunt, and just makes so much sense. Sometimes we get so wrapped up talking about our race training, or jobs, or other life plans that we never get around to actually accomplishing what we really want to do. Talking about running an ultramarathon someday is fun, training for it and DOING it is another story.
I think this quote hit me so hard because I related to it so much. I write a blog so needless to say, I LOVE talking about the thing! Talking about the thing is sometimes even more fun than doing the thing. But ultimately, talking doesn't get you to where you need to be and won't get you across the finish line on race day.
Running is one area of my life where I talk a lot about the thing, but when it comes down to it, I actually do the thing, consistently. But there are some other areas in my life where I talk about things and never actually get around to doing them because they are big, scary, or difficult.
So, in light of DOING the thing and always moving forward in 2015, I'm finally going to bring to fruition a big plan I've been thinking and talking about for awhile.
I'm becoming a running coach!
I'm enrolled in an RRCA coaching certification class in April, and already have a pretty good idea of how I want to run my business. I've also taken on a couple of "test" clients who are working towards running their first 5k this year. I hope to share their stories on the blog as they reach their goals!
I can't wait to post more details about my coaching business over the next several months. Most of all, I'm excited to be finally DOING the thing instead of just talking about it! If you are tired of talking about running your first 5k, 10k, 1/2 marathon, marathon or ULTRA, and want to finally DO it, please contact me! I'd love to help you take the next step towards achieving your big goal!