Well only the 3rd week into the new year and already a massive change of direction for my athletics! Changing coaching, clubs, and discipline. I feel excited about the journey I’m about to go on, and a little scared I have to admit. If I don’t do this now , I don’t think I’ll ever will. I’ve spent the last 6 years at Lincoln, I feel I need to re -fresh my athletics. Not yet decided on club and coaching, but in no hurry, I’m enjoying the freedom at the moment , but still keeping my eyes set on goals.
The sprinting I just felt not good enough, not being able to complete at the level I wanted to, it was hard to admit to myself, that I wouldn’t be able to compete with the big boys , 😊.
Moving up again to middle to long distance again, and doing it right this time, not over training and racking up silly mileage to soon are mistakes I’ve learned from. Going down this route opens up windows to do different Champs in the Masters from the mile , 5k,10k , 10m, XC. With a long term go of having a good crack at the marathon! Marathon I will be coming for you !
I think as I’ve gotten older I’ve learned that Sports and especially running in my eyes, isn’t the end of the world if things don’t go your way. Early years of my running life , it is what I lived for, and if I got injured or not hit specific goals , it would get me down. Nowadays , I don’t let it get to me, don’t get me wrong I still train hard, but if things are quite working out, I’ll ask myself why, maybe Change it up, and let’s face it, tomorrow’s another day 😊 My family, my Wife and Children are my world 🌍. Now doing training, and full time job, and child with autism, gets tricky but doable 👍🏻 you just plan.
Training on my new journey so far has been enjoyable. Building slowly , but I will keep you informed 😊