I feel that I have spent the last few months getting myself together. Finally starting to get some regular training in and now having found an amazing chiropractor ... I KNOW I am ready.
So I am taking back all my excuses and all my self doubt and locking it in a box and throwing it away. I rang Jim and asked if he room from one more walker .... ME! Its time for me to get my head back in the game and get serious again. I have Australian Masters in March and then from there I have the 20km race in May plus state champs etc for the year. This year I am going to own it, I am going to succeed and I am going to do better than last year.
Today I got up and met with Kay and Paul to do a 12km walk around Emerald Lakes. I knew it was going to be at an easy pace and I was totally ok with that. I just wanted to get 12km under my feet. Next weekend I have the 15km race so I needed to get some distance under me. There was a light breeze and we were all thankful for that. The blisters on my feet didnt annoy me too much but I could feel the nail of one of my toes digging into the other toe..............blood seeping out of the shoe by the end was a sure sign too! It was so nice to have company. Pauls wife jogged beside us for a while and then she just started walking....WOW she had a natural racewalk style and with a couple of pointers she was away and keeping up with us easily.
total time was 1:25:20 for a nice and easy avg pace of 7:07
I am excited to see what my new program with be. Officially start back with Jim tomrrow and its so nice to be back with the Team again.