THE FINISH IS IN SIGHT - IT'S THE COUNTDOWN TO THE MARATHON AND TIME TO STEP UP TRAINING: Siggy

Everything I've worked for, every race I ran. every time I wanted to quit, every time I thought I couldn't do it, has led me to this moment. With a month filled with love, celebrations and anticipation, there is one more key thought that defines it - it's Valentine's Day and as of tomorrow the countdown to the 26.2miles looms even closer to eight weeks until race day! 

I'm preparing not to fail not failing to prepare. I'm ready for this rollercoaster running ride, taking one mile at a time. It's getting to the point now where I am becoming obsessed, thinking I have to move fast, have to take a risk - I have to know how to be a 'successful runner'!

Recently, I've tuned in and listened to my body, not over training, but taking crucial rest days when necessary, yet thinking 'Am I going to loose my endurance?' But on the other hand, not feeling guilty for not working out. My body has thank you-ed, it's a lot stronger because of the down time it's needed, just like it needs action.

Since completing the Worthing Half Marathon 2018, last weekend, and only now recovering and readjusting from previous injuries, such as IT Band Symdrone, while having definite moments of doubt and uncertainty, I learned to keep moving forward, keeping my head down and powering through it all. I exposed my weaknesses and made them into my strengths, and to my surprise, I did it! I achieved only a small PB, but this shows my true love for this sport and being within the fitness industry.

Run. Rest. Repeat - No regrets!

'It's supposed to be hard, the hard stuff is what makes you great!'

Now, I am putting myself to the test every single day, because that is what makes me feel alive. There's no time to be anxious, no time to think about what could happen. I'm taking this all in my stride, nose before toes! It's one foot in front of the other, and that's all there is to it!

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