Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Results from Hills Sprint Tri.

  • 12th out of 31 women
  • 4th in my age group
  • 750m swim - 13:13
  • 20km cycle - 43:07
  • 5km run - 27:44
  • Total time: 1:24:04
I'm a happy little vegemite.

Feelin' fine.

I am now onto Month 3 of my training programme for Port Macquarie 70.3 and feel so good. I never thought I would get back to the point of where I was prior to all my injuries and still feel like I have so much to more to give. Granted it's been a slow journey, however that being said - I can now safely see the path straight through to the finishing chute.

Yesterdays run really opened my eyes in more ways than one. I realised that running based on minutes versus kilometres is much easier for me. Something about counting down the kilometres plays real mind games with me. I also realised that I really like running in the rain - something about it is really cleansing (yes I shower in the usual way). My mind and body felt so refreshed and the usual thought's which clutter my mind (pain, fatigue, pain) seemed to not even be a blip on the radar. I also realised that's whilst I enjoy company during my swim's and rides, during my run's I quite enjoy the solitude. It gives me an opportunity to really stay connected with my body and analyse how I feel during every step of the way.

I have also realised that I never ever give myself enough credit about what it is I can accomplish. I always have this self doubt in every aspect of my life - not sure where this has eminated from but it is always something I have struggled with. Even with all the good things that have been happening I still think that something will happen to make it all come to an end. So because I know this is probably my most weakest attribute - when I feel it starting to raise it's ugly head I get down to the basics and pull out my trusty little book and find words or phrases that nourish my mind and enrich the soul. I found this one this morning:

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't,
you're probably right"
Henry Ford.

So I looked at yesterday's run and said to myself outloud this morning - You can do anything. You can run, you just ran 7.8km in 45mins and it felt cruisey. You can be whoever it is you set your mind to be. You can be a good runner - all you have to do is have faith in yourself and the rest will fall into place.

Your hard work will be rewarded.

"The path to a dream is paved with sacrifices and lined with determination. And though it has many stumbling blocks along the way, and may go in more than one direction, it is travelled by belief and courage and conquered with a willingness to face challenges and take chances" Barbara Cage