3, 2, 1 Let's go!
Tomorrow marks the start of my 2023 racing season and I am buzzing with excitement! I am tackling the Noosa Ultra Trail 100km and the race is a local one, the star/finish chute is only a 2 km jog away from my house! That's my dream coming true.
After my disappointing 100km race back in October, I took some time to heal from the little injuries and niggles that had been bothering me.
Now, I feel physically strong and mentally calm. I'm ready to give it my all on the course, pushing myself while still having fun.
Nobody is forcing me to run 100km - the heat, humidity, rain, and tough sections of the course are all just part of the experience and the fun, I am really open to embrace all of that.
Of course, that's easy to say that while I'm sitting well rested writing on my laptop. I know that I'll need to remain mentally strong and focused throughout the race, but this time feels different. Something inside me tells me that my positive attitude and mindset are more conscious than they have ever been before.
One of the things I'm most looking forward to is the last stretch to finish line, where I'll hopefully be able to run the last 2 km with my kids. Sharing my love of running with the people I care about is truly a gift in my life.
As I prepare to embark on this new season of racing, I feel grateful for the journey that brought me here. Running has taught me so much about myself, and I'm excited to see what other learnings 2023 will bring.