“If you can remember why you started, then you will know why you must continue.”... Remember why you started.
The statement always calibrates me and sharpens my focus when I come to think of the huge task that lie ahead. Many at times I try to do more of a mental workout and during the process, I always revisit…”Why did I start?”..Looking at my story, it was never those dramatic versions where one finds themselves facing their destiny but my story is all about answering question - “Why.” This word or question has unlocked a lot of fascinating doors about life and a great feeling on conquering a giant.
One answer or lesson I have gotten so far is - “You can never overcome an obstacle by yourself”: I have found myself with a lot of people giving me information, advice, opportunity assistance and showed great care and love. This is a big deal for me cause I grew up in a shell, trying by all means to do things by myself, my way and my rules. If only I had known the beauty of joining hands together in progressing, i'm sure by now I should’ve been far..But I guess I have unfinished business that needs no one but me.
Oh yes, this is December issue by the way and it's late. So I have great news! We were blessed with a beautiful December baby girl, Maike. I haven’t found enough time to sit down and write but all the same she had to force me?. Officially I now have two coaches meaning double the motivation and double the intent. I did a 21km run to celebrate her arrival and decided to dedicate the last 21km to her at the Namib 2020, I hope it will help to push me across the finish line. December was mainly dedicated to Ruck(10kg) runs, which I managed to do back to back. I also had one local trail race which I managed to complete and came 8th.
Like highlighted, I don’t have much to say in this issue but one thing I know is, come January, all hands will be on deck polishing the training. Thank you so much to everyone who is supporting this crazy dream - Kudos to you.
Last note, thank you Thomas Watson, for the amazing “Stage Race Handbook,” I don’t regret purchasing and reading it. I benefited a lot.
"Discipline is doing what needs to be done when it needs to be done even when you don’t feel like doing it."
Merry Christmas and a happy festive season to my friends & family all over the world.