If I went through each week without a challenge, I’d never achieve anything.
My running life started with a challenge to run a Cancer Research 10K. The following year, I challenged myself to run 875 miles. Along the way, I’ve challenged myself at numerous races and parkruns. I’ve also challenged myself to improve my swimming to allow me to compete in triathlons.
Simply fitting in the hours of training in each week can be challenge enough especially with a young family. Getting up at 4-something to get to a swim session takes some dedication (haven’t felt very well for the last week or so so haven’t managed that particular session!)
Next year might be the most challenging to date. I’ve lined up some great challenges already including:
- Stubbington 10K – 19th January 2014
- Reading Half Marathon – 2nd March 2014
- Eastleigh 10K – 23rd March 2014
- Brighton Marathon – 6th April 2014
- Blenheim Sprint Triathlon – 8th June 2014
- adidas Thunder Run 24 – 26th/27th July 2014
- Challenge Weymouth Half-Distance Triathlon – 14th September 2014 – 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21km run
- HOWSC 100 Open Water Triathlon (Olympic Distance)
I expect to add a few aquathlons and parkruns into the mix along the way. Even though many of these events are several months away, I’m really looking forward to them.