Four months ago, I made a big decision. A terrifying decision. An electrifyingly exciting decision. A nothing-will-be-the-same-after-this decision.
And then I did what all huge decisions demand that you do: I freaked the fuck out for a while.
Am I still freaking out? Absolutely. But I’m finally ready to share what’s happening. What I’m planning. What all of my recent decisions have been based around and what all of my upcoming focus will be narrowed down to.
Because, at this point, I can’t not share it. It’s constantly on my mind – as a daily source of both belligerent excitement and crippling self-doubt – and I need to share how that feels. I need to let you in on what’s coming. And what’s coming is this:
On March 1, 2015, my dear friend Liz and I are going to go to the beach in Santa Monica, California, lace up our running shoes, put our hands in the Pacific ocean, turn around, and run all the way to New York.
Two girls. 2,817 miles. One step at a time.
To change our story. That self-limiting inner story that says our biggest dreams are out of reach, that we’ll give up when everything feels impossible, that we aren’t good enough or worthy enough or strong enough or talented enough or whatever enough to fucking grab ahold of the life we want and wrestle it into reality.
Is it completely batshit insane? Probably. But name one truly life-changing thing that didn’t start out with two people looking at each other and saying, “Dude, fuck, THIS IS CRAZY.”
Which brings me to my main point: Whatever you’ve been dreaming of doing, it’s about time you pulled the damn trigger.
There will never be a “right” time, so really, what are you waiting for? Because, uh, in 20 months I’m going to take the first step to run across the entire country, and yet right now I’m 100% unsure of how in the crazy hell that’ll happen. But I can promise you this: It will happen. And that’s enough for now.
Our training kicks off this summer, we’ve got a rock solid coach on our side, we’ll be working with innovative, fun, social companies as sponsorship partners, and we’re going to change the hell out of our story along the way.
So, if you live anywhere on our route, let me know. If you want to come out and run with us when we’re in your city, let me know. If you want to get involved somehow, let me know. If you want to learn more about partnering your brand with our big, loud, 2,817 mile journey, let me know.
Because it’s going to be one stunning, messy, real-as-it-gets experience, and I’d love to have you along for the mad, mad ride.