This Sunday I’ll be running the Naples Half Marathon.

This will be my first time running this race and only my second half marathon ever.

Am I nervous? Yep.

Am I ready to do this thing already? Yep.

A few months ago I set the goal to run it in under 1 hour and 10 minutes (5:20 per mile).

That’s still the goal. That’s what I’m going to attempt to do this weekend.

That’s a big goal. It’s bold. It’s going to be hard.

There’s a chance I hit it and a chance I miss. But I’m betting on myself.

I’m not embarrassed to come up short. I do have a problem with not trying. I have the courage to try. I’m going for it.

I’ve worked hard. I’ve trained hard. I’ve prepared. I won’t back down. I won’t hold back.

No matter what happens on Sunday – barring a tragedy – life will go on. I refuse to say I didn’t try.

Be bold. Set monster goals. Then pour everything you have into crushing them.

Let’s go.