It is written that to make a goal more meaningful and concrete one should share it with others. This makes sense to me. Sharing one’s goals with their community makes the goal more real.

So, here it goes. (This is when I take a deep breath).

My goal for 2014 is to break the US 60-64 age group U.S. Marathon Record, which is 2:42:44. This record was set by Clive Davies – age 64 – while running in the 1979 Portland Marathon. Clive died at the age of 85.

My plan is to make this attempt on September 7 at the Skagit Flats Marathon, directed by Terry Sentinella.

Can I do this? That’s the question I am dedicating the next nine months of training to find out.