On my way home from my family Christmas celebration in Upton, I decided that I had enough time to meditate in another town on the way home (hey, the whole reason for this challenge is to get me to go to places that I otherwise wouldn’t go and experience it.) I decided that I’d try to Hopkinton, as that was relatively on the way home, and not a place that I normally would go through.
Hopkinton is best known to most as being 26.2 miles west of Copley Square in Boston. In other words, it’s the start of the Boston Marathon. I stopped at the Town Common and saw the Marathon Starting Line painted on Main Street (Route 135) and did a walking mediation around the center. It’s quite cold, so I didn’t want to spend too much time, and it’s getting darker earlier.
I did the marathon in 1998 (in 5:07:16, which is pretty good considering I race walked the marathon and finished before many of the runners) and haven’t really been back since. That was a time that I really set a goal (I had been coaching people as part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training Marathon Walking Program, but hadn’t done one myself, so I really wanted to do this to proved that I was a marathoner too. It was a tremendous effort, but so worth it see that I could do whatever I put my mind to.
So, what goals have you put your mind to?