The Determination

The mindset I initially have before I take on these challenges is, will I do it? I then have battle with myself over coming anxiety/depression and other factors.  The running helps me focus. It keeps me sane.

My first marathon in china, was unlike nothing I had ever imagined. I had a personal trainer 3 times a week, on top of running. There was sleepless night after sleepless night. I was told I would fail.  However battling injury and doubts. I put the training in and conquered the wall. One of my greatest achievements to date. Keeping my nephews memory alive.

When on an up from the addictive and infamous runner’s high I took on my next challenge. The Petra Desert Marathon a new challenge a new goal. Smashed and conquered in a few months after my first Marathon.

I have been running for a year exactly. I have bigger ambitions to test what I can do. Anything I have said I would not do, has now become my next goal.  To anyone doubting there self. You will never no until you try! you will be surprised what your body can go through it’s there to be tested. No matter what your aim is, go out and get it a little bit of determination goes a long way. It really does become mind over matter! Have that mantra and prove to yourself no matter what you can do it.


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