Yay…I’m so excited to be chosen as an UltrAspire runner. I get to run one of the most beautiful trails in the country, and do it in the best gear available for runners! Thanks Lactic Turkey and UltrAspire! I’m running the 16km event so when I found out the good news I’d been selected I celebrated by running 16km on the treadmill. I should’ve taken baby steps as it’d been a good long while since I’d run 16km and I was pretty sore afterwards.
Anyway, for me, entering the Hillary is a kick in the butt to get my fitness back on track. I hate making excuses but my life has been busy lately…new full time career, full time study, a wife to romance and three young boys to hang with. That being said, there are people busier than me who also have kids and work etc (the organiser of this race for one), and I don’t want to continue to sing the “poor me” song. Suck it up and make it happen I reckon.
I always try to make my family proud when I race, but now I want to make UltrAspire and Lactic Turkey proud too. I’m representing them now too so there’s no way I’m going to take a backward step with all that support in my corner. There are many things I know I need to work on over the next six weeks until the race…trying to shrink my swollen belly, getting some hill work and speed work into my running schedule, actually having a running schedule, and sadly, curbing my addiction to Lift Plus and peanut butter sandwiches. I eat peanut butter sandwiches and drink Lift Plus like its my last meal on Death Row, hence the aforementioned swollen belly. But as I said…this is serious business now. Goodbye Lift Plus with your delicious lemony tang, and so long peanut butter with your peanut buttery peanutness. I’m on the straight and narrow…I want to run that 16km race and do it in a time I’ll be proud of…2 hours is my aim.
I’ll let you know how I’m going in my blogs in the coming weeks and will also share some photos of the beautiful places I’m lucky enough to run in. Until then, run well, live well and remember what a wise man once said…”If you don’t wear UltrAspire gear, you’re an egg.” Check out UltrAspire.com now.