Sunday, April 24, 2011

Let the countdown begin.

As of this very moment I have 6 days and 14hrs till I participate in the race which I have been training for - for what feels like forever. I really never thought this day would ever arrive. It has almost always felt like a dream - a dream when I signed up 359 days ago that I never thought I would reach. I thought somewhere along the line that something would happen which would prevent me from reaching this goal.

But here I sit - looking back on all of the good times I have encountered, all of the goals I have reached along the way, and the pain and hardship I have encountered and feel nothing short of proud. Proud of me and proud of the fact that I never gave up.

I know I couldn't have reached this all on my own - I have my family and friends to thank for all of your support. Without you all I think I would have struggled. You have kept my head on track and for that I will be eternally grateful.

Tapering has been going wonderfully - really enjoying not doing an awful lot and when I do I am feeling superbly fresh I might add. I have started to place all my stuff in a pile to make sure I have not forgotten anything as we leave to go to Port Macquarie this Wednesday.
And everytime I pass this pile I add another thing to it. And I am sure that 90% of my vehicle will pertain specifically to all of my goods. Lucky we are taking up two cars as we have Mum and my Father in law coming up with us.

This feeling I can hardly put into words. All I can say is that I am excited. VERY EXCITED.


  1. GOOD LUCK Barb!! u r a champion already :)) getting here n battling all hurdles to get here is a great achievement in itself.....go go GO!!

  2. I am going to be cheering you on from this side of the world...and I'm thinking of you now in the days leading up to your adventure. (It's coming fast all of a sudden!)
    You will rock this. You have heart and soul for it- It's YOURS!

  3. That is so exciting!! You are going to do great!

  4. mucho aimo. Debes estar muy emocionada. Todo el esfuerzo hecho hasta ahora, ahora toca disfrutar. Animo y enhorabuena.

  5. Excited for you! Counting down the days until your race and looking forward to reading all about it!

  6. I love that you have all your stuff gathered 6 days before the race...I bet you are super excited!! Good luck, I really can't wait to hear all the details of the race.


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