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This morning I was due to sign up for a half-marathon that I knew would sell out really quickly.

I had the date and time the booking opened in my diary, I was all set.

Unfortunately things didn’t go to plan and I missed out on a place by just a few minutes.

I sulked for a while as I read all the comments on Facebook and Twitter from the people who did get a place.

Then I started to think about what I could do to rectify the situation. My determination took over.

Before I knew it, I was researching full Marathon races that I could do around the same time.

One particular race stood out but I could already hear the Lizard Brain telling me that entry was quite expensive,  I would need to train a lot more to build up the distance and I might risk injury.

I knew that if I didn’t book at that very moment, the Lizard Brain would get louder and louder and I would probably never do it. So I took out my credit card and booked. I can’t turn back now, I’ve committed and strangely the Lizard Brain has stopped.

What have I learnt from this experience?

If you want to move from despair to where you want to be – take action, don’t wallow and sulk.

If you want to quieten the lizard brain – do it there and then, don’t wait.

This post is part of my 60 day bog challenge.