Wednesday, March 9, 2011

DailyMile Blog.

I woke up this morning to a wonderful surprise - my first ever DailyMile Blog post had made it's debut.

Both sides of the fence” is the second post in a series about the human side of dailymile:How We Succeed. As a part of this series, dailymilers write about their experiences as athletes struggling to overcome obstacles and solve problems with the help of their friends on dailymile. Being an athlete makes our bodies stronger, but having the support of a crowd of athletes makes our minds stronger. This series highlights the side of training that requires more than muscle power". Click here.

The response I have had to it has been truly overwhelming. Everyone has been so positive in their comments and feedback and all I have done all morning is SMILE. Never really realised how much of what I write affects people - for the better. It really is quite humbling.

I even got another surprise - 220Triathlon Mag has printed an article on me. I knew it was coming out on the stands but wasn't quite sure when. As soon as I can find myself a copy I will scan it and post it on here. This is just too cool. I feel really special and almost quite shy. This never happens to me - I am never shy nor speechless and it has happened to me quite alot today.

So in amongst the busy-ness of the morning I have also washed both bikes - my son and mine and taken his to Panther Cycles for a service. I am quite chuffed with my bike cleaning skills and really put into practice everything the guys taught me at our Maintenance night. I think they will be really proud of me. I even have the grease under the nails and in the creases of my hands to prove it. I really like getting all dirty - good thing with this is that you really get to know your bike and by maintaining it properly the aim is that you will have less things to repair. Well thats the aim.

I cant wait to get my hands on a copy of that 220Triathlon Magazine .

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