So it is my favourite time of the year. I love Summer and in particular January. January 18 is my birthday and to be honest my favourite day of the year (I haven't had enough birthdays for it to be an issue yet). Well on top of my birthday the feature in 220 Triathlon Magazine came out this week and I am feeling pretty proud.
I wanna thank everyone for your support regarding last week's blog. It was by far the most read that I have written and it made me feel a lot better considering I was really nervous about putting it out. So a big thank you!!! I also want to pass on my congratulations to two of my MaccaX friends who raced at Auckland 70.3 yesterday. Mike 'Robo' Robinson with a solid 4:33 and Pawe' 'Pawe?' Chalacis with a new PB of 5:05. Bloody impressive effort fellas!
So as I mentioned it was my birthday yesterday and I celebrated with my favourite thing, my Sunday long run. Why would I celebrate by 'enjoying' a 2 hour run? I enjoy it because of how significant it is that I can do it. It is now 4 years since I started this crazy journey and the fact that I can now enjoy a 22km run demonstrated how far I have come. I truly believe that by making the changes to my life that I have over the last 4 years I have ensured that I will get to celebrate many more birthdays and that makes me pretty happy.
Infact over the last few weeks my training volume has really increased and I am starting to feel it. But I enjoy the hurt because it tells me I am doing the right work and by doing it I am more likely to meet me goals. So for 2015 I have one major goal and that is to make my age group 25-29 my bitch! I want to qualify for the 2016 70.3 World Championships and if I can I want to try and win my Age Group at one of races. I am doing a number of races internationally this year so will hopefully manage to achieve it. But we will deal more with that in future blogs.
I will keep it pretty short this week as I am about to run out the door to watch some of the AFC action in Sydney so have a great week, train hard and remember to TRI!