A few months ago that’s what I did. With the tiniest of tweets, I announced I would run 13K. Initially, I thought no one had heard me.
My training was woeful. Only two kilometres at first…and second..and..third…and then suddenly I realized someone had heard me. They said, “don’t give up”. They said, “it’s all in your mind”. They said, “just do it”. And I did.
When I ran 4 kilometres I announced my success. I knew I could reach 6 kilometres. And I did. They said, “keep going”. They said, “you are going to make it”. And then they said, “you inspire me”.
Days away from the race, I ran 9 kilometres. They said, “awesome”. They said, “well done”. They said, “you can do it”.
I ran 13 kilometres in 1Hr 32 minutes. It didn’t matter that I wasn’t first. All that mattered was that I finished.
Just do it.