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Because… You’ve gotta have goals!
I went into training this year saying I’m going to PR this race! Two years later and I’m gonna run this mother down! Life happens.
Many who follow me will know we welcomed our second child to the world this year. It is amazingly life changing to have this incredible life force with us now! What most of you don’t know, is that we had quite the scare during the first bit after ‘the arrival’ and without going into too much detail – we’re all very lucky and thankful for how things have ultimately turned out. But what can I say, training took a back seat. There will be other racing seasons, there will be other races. You only have time with family once and when those moments have passed, or when they are threatened to never take place in the first place, priorities change.
My goals? To run my ever-loving heart out on this course! To take in the sites, the people, the cheers, the bands! To get back to basics – feel the ground beneath my feet, the air entering and leaving my lungs, the pulse of my blood through my arteries and veins. It may not be my fastest race, in fact it may be my slowest. But today is still a great day to race. So come on everyone – let’s lace up!