That’s the marathon time I want to run. Two hours forty-five minutes.

My previous best was 2:57.

I want to run 12 minutes faster than my previous best.

For those new to the running world, 12 minutes is a big jump.

That means I have to run between 6:15 and 6:20 per mile for 26.2 miles.

The quest for 2:45.

Why not?

Why am I sharing this?

Here’s why.

We’re afraid to set high goals and aim high because we’re afraid to fail. We’re afraid to share our goals because we fear embarrassment if we fail.

Dare. Be bold. Be audacious. Aspire. Think big. Dream big. Be brave. Have courage. Go for it.

It’s ok to fail. It’s not ok to not try.

Shoot high. We may hit it. It’s better to aim high and miss than aim low and hit.

Maybe I’m being unrealistic. Maybe I’m delusional. Maybe I’m crazy. Maybe I’m too ambitious.

I’ll tell you I’m crazy enough to try. I’m crazy enough to go for it. I’m crazy enough to do it.

I may achieve what I set out to do. I may fail.

But I’ve poured my heart and soul into my training. I’ve done a lot of hard work. I’ve put in a lot of time. I’ve run a lot of miles.

I’ve committed to the process. I’ve dedicated my life to it.

Go big. Go for it. Don’t hold back. Don’t save anything. Live with no regrets.

Put yourself out there. Set big goals. Then fearlessly and ferociously pursue them.

I’m going for it. Are you going for it? Why not?