Who really would have /could have thought that, 6 months after I took my first tentative running steps as an overweight 67 year old man, I would be driving down to Sydney tomorrow to run in this icon "race".
google.com.au/search?q=sydn... I have put the word "race" in inverted commas - because for many it is indeed a race (especially the 12 runners who are at the front of the starting line "by invitation only") but for most it is a funrun
AND then!!! - to be going on a short cruise to New Caledonia google.com.au/search?q=new+... on a ship which will be having another of these BIGGEST BOOTCAMP AT SEA events onboard
( purely coincidental ,by the way!! )
I read that we ( athletes, that is ) should take a week off every now and then - and even a month off every now and then - and I think I am looking forward to not hitting the pavements for a couple of weeks - I am intending to have a play around with the ship's gym treadmills, but nothing too serious. I have to admit to losing a bit of my mojo lately -- I think it is the cold weather here, in summer I can at least run before dawn and beat the sun and the heat of the day, but I have largely lost interest in running during the day now, in winter, while waiting waiting for it to warm up a little.
For those beginners here who have any doubts about themselves -- just keep going forwards, but don't look ahead - keep looking back to where you have come from until you will become like me - so far from the starting line now that I can't really see where it was . -- the NEW ME and the NEW YOU!!!!!!