I’m a runner first and foremost although I do enjoy swimming and other endurance sports and activities. I train and compete with dreams in my heart. My mantras are ‘There are no coincidences in life’, ‘There is no such thing as can’t’ and ‘Keep on keeping on’.
I would really love to run a sub 3:00 marathon and my ‘To-Do’ list of races is pretty stacked! It’s also my dream to one day pack up and leave the city to go and live near the mountains or the sea somewhere, anywhere! I hope this blog will chart my progress to these long term goals. Check out my ‘Races’ page to see how I’m getting on with it all!
I went for my first run some time back in April 2011. It was tough but I was captivated so I went for another the next day…and then every day for quite some time. It made me feel alive again and gave me the time and space to think some things through.
Running changed my life and saved me from myself! It has changed my outlook on life, it’s changed the way I eat and what I eat and it has changed the way I approach adversity.
Running also helped me to realise that you really can push your mind and body to limits you never knew existed – I’ve taken this idea and applied it to my life in general; you never know what might happen until you try so you might as well give it a go!
All experiences, good and bad, make you more whole and teach you lessons – if you pay attention then you shouldn’t make the same mistake twice.
If you’re sitting there wondering which direction life is going to take you I suggest you get up, go for a run and make some decisions. You will never know what might have been unless you go for it!
Peace & Blessings