There is Always Next Year

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far it is possible to go.” — T.S. Eliot

It was an honor to be one of the three finalists being considered to represent Dallas in the Sendai Half Marathon.  I was disappointed when I received the news that I was not chosen, but I was not discouraged.  The whole process of applying was a huge risk for me.  Being fast was an important factor in being chosen, but this was not the only quality that the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth was looking for.  They were also looking for a  good ambassador of Dallas in Japan.  This was an enormous step outside of my comfort zone.  When I go to a race, I am focused on one thing, the race.  The thought of going to Japan, as an ambassador of Dallas and part of Team Dallas in a half marathon was a little overwhelming at first.  To be honest, I was not exactly sure what that meant, or what they were looking for.  A public speaker? A lot of connections? The most educated? The best ideas?  But now, after the interview and the conversation with the Chairman of the Dallas-Sendai Committee,  I have a better understanding of what it will take to be chosen for Sendai, and  I have no doubt that I can do it.

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” — Goethe

2 Comments

  1. You are an All American wonder. You have really reached forward and there is no stopping the momentum. I look forward to your blogs and learning of what develops.

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