As I sit here tonight with butterflies dancing through my stomach; there is something quite special happening. Its that first time feeling once again; and I am loving it !
Tomorrow morning will see me line up alongside Steve, Nicky and Daf, our team that will head out to MDS in a little under 4 weeks. With the exception of Daf, none of us have ever run over 26.2 miles ! Dat is from Whitland and counting has never been his strong point, so he may well be in our camp too !!
Tomorrow that is all about to change….I hope !
Its funny how a focus of an event changes over time. Personally, I have done a lot of events, a damn lot ! So when we entered MDS, the only thing that shot through my mind was….Adventure! I visualised sand dunes, heat, the tents and to be honest the party at the end did take up quite a bit of the thought too!
But only now as I sit here, has it finally sunk in – How am I gonna get through this? 44 miles tomorrow is beginning to spin me out ! back to back marathons in the desert, 50 degree heat, with a sneaky rumoured 60 mile section thrown in to celebrate 30 years, just doesn’t bear thinking about!
And you know what? – There is the answer! Don’t think just do ! I think I can recall a number of teachers telling me that too ! But there is a lesson in there. We are here. The training is done, rightly or wrongly it is done. Now its about enjoying every minute of the opportunity all 4 of us have been blessed with. And to simply be here is a blessing.
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