I have the power within me.
I have been repeating it to myself since this morning and am hoping that come Sunday it will ring true for me. They always say there is a strong connection between body and mind and I will use this to my advantage I think.
I will also use the collective positive thoughts from each and every single one of you - friends and family to spur me onto the finish line. It doesn't matter how much I ache on the day you will all be in my thoughts and I will feed off your well wishes.
As for all of my buddies from PTC taking part in IM and 70.3 - you are all just the best and I wish you all the best of luck. I really am part of the best club in the world. You make me feel totally SPECIAL. And it is your constant encouraging words during all of the club races and whenever we catch up that makes me proud to be a member of PTC.
As for my coaches Jodie, Chris and Eliza - what can I say. You are the reason why I am here today 4 days out of my first 70.3. If it wasn't for your programs, your kind words, your dedication in seeing me reach my dream I don't think I could have done this on my own. You have constantly believed in me - even when I didn't believe in me. You have made me see that I can reach those goals, all it took was a "chipping away" attitude. Making sure that I ticked all those boxes and left no stone unturned. Your calmness in how you approach every training session makes me realise that I can achieve anything I set my mind to. I know at times my head space may not have been good, but I hope that I make you proud come this Sunday.
Here's another good reason to smile: