Spoke to my Tri club coach yesterday, I am so excited and can't wait to get started. During our conversations he had brought forward some questions which got me thinking. The first was " Where did I want to do my first HIM? When exactly did I want to attempt this goal?, Good questions, if I was really honest with myself I know that I would not be ready until next year. Why? Well I totally suck at running. I am being a bit harsh. Not totally, but I struggle with it - and thats being honest. I will definately have to train at it.
In terms of where did I want to do it. To me there is not better place than Port Macquarie. Why? Well the time of year for one - next year it will be in May. Not too hot and not too cold. I think the weather will be ideal. Secondly, its close to home. I don't have to travel too far and that means I can have my family and friends there to support me. I couldn't imagine doing the race on my own without their support. They are the reason I am who I am. Everything I have ever said I wanted to do, they have always supported me. Seeing my children's face light up as I finish any of my goals is the reason I do what I do. I want to show them that anything is possible so long as you have the right mental attitude and support network. I truly am blessed.
I have emailed my coach with what my schedule is at the moment and he will either a) totally dismiss what I have been doing and make up a whole brand new one or b) add to what I am doing and just make it longer and better. Whatever he sets up for me I am totally looking forward to it and can't wait to get started. In the meantime I have started my own running plan by doing 3-4km every 2 days. More than what I have ever done. So here's to increasing the miles and moving forward to my goal.