Ok so I am sat here sh***ing myself before I fly out to Hong-Kong lately. My motivation hit rock bottom. I have been getting out as much as I can. Trying to overcome my runners Knee and Shin splints. Then working every hour god sends to help fund the next year’s adventure.
It is taking every ounce of what I have got. I knew it would be tough emotionally, financially and Physically. But by god is it becoming real. I think back to last year when I thought what I was planning was impossible. I proved myself wrong and learned everything is impossible until it is done. I have picked up my travel monies and been liaising with a friend Debbie from San- Diego, who I met out in Petra. I will be joining her in Hong-Kong and conquering the Marathon.
All be it not in the time I want, however this year I shall be grabbing every opportunity to learn and reach PBs. As shortly after I get back from China, I will be jumping on a plane to meet Marco from Milan (who I also met out in Petra) to complete the Jerusalem Marathon. Another opportunity to learn from the best. 🙂
To say I am scared is an understatement, filled with doubt maybe! Knowing what I achieved last year and how familiar these feelings feel. Makes me think it is only natural. I do not ever think I will feel ready. Do any of you? I am excited to see what this year brings. From the lifelong friends I will meet and the experiences I will share with them. Hopefully you will to. Only if my travel insurance gets me back in one piece ha-ha.
I will be putting myself out of my comfort zone in many ways. In the hope, I can raise all I can for the fantastic Charity Claire’s House Children’s Hospice. Furthermore, keeping Oliver’s memory alive. Running from one corner of the globe to the next. going from month to month, Challenge to challenge. Experiencing every emotion life is going to throw at me. I welcome any advice, as again I am relatively new to all this. Following your blogs for advice also. There is so much inspiration in each and every one of you.