There has been a few great changes in my year, and some ups and downs for all of us… Such is life… It’s grand I’d say.
I started the year off struggling to achieve balance and its taken almost the whole year to finally get where I want to be.
I have learnt and re-learnt that when I set goals, I will come close to achieving them and I should not worry myself if I don’t get to all of them. Running is a fantastic way of life and I am so glad to find myself on the journey I am on.
With my goals for racing, I always enjoy most of all the journey more than the win, however the competition is great for motivation. I always find that the goals have to either be shifted or adapted to making life “happen”. All will come should I want it and most of all work hard for it. Getting back into training with time constraints is not easy, and answers will soon reveal themselves, or find a way.
These are things we all know and I know that going forward the future is very bright. Even with injuries, human nature is astounding, but taking it slow is the key! Races will come, highs and lows will too come, and most of all fun and love for the run is always there.
I miss the runs with The Giba Gabblers and missions through Kloof Gorge, I am dying to fly through Shongweni and Summerveld areas. It’s great to be on the coast with family and friends nearby, and soon trekking to these areas “up the hill” will become regular again, which means awesome photos and possibly a video of the downhill “gravity dice” trail and “collarbone alley” in Shongweni!
Keep hitting those trails, get dirty, do it natural and keep it tidy. In other words have a VIVO-day!