The Only Barriers In Life… Are The Ones We Create In Our Minds
Everyone’s path to health comes differently. Venturing down different roads, valleys, across oceans or through dark caves. Hopefully in one’s life you’ll get the chance to awaken this path, and explore different aspects of yourself with a different light and angle.
This is just my journey and my goal, in which I hope it will inspire you to search for yours.
I gave up my old life, my old values and committed myself to change.
I was never athletic, I’m not athletic, I tell myself this all the time.
The opportunity to embrace sport was never fully welcomed or presented to me through-out my childhood – I was exposed to sports here and there through school. But moving around and changing schools so often, made it dam near impossible to really settle into any type of consistency… Until now, in my thirties….
The excuses had finally RUN out – excuse the pun!
A transient life of travel and partying had finally worn thin. I had planned to travel across every continent, explore every culture, and taste every cuisine. I almost got there in the seven years, well half way, but that’s ok it will happen, eventually. But for now my body, mind and soul – needed more than anything to find its self – to stop, and find myself – I had lost all concept of who I was and who I wanted to be, unsure if I had ever really known. I craved stability, I craved family, I craved love à love for myself, a family to call my own and a wardrobe to actually hang my clothes. I was so, so very over the transient suitcase lifestyle I had created for myself.
So in cutting this story short, (sorry) as I know how deeply entailed you are… I moved to Brisbane QLD, Studied a Bachelor of Nutrition Science, found my family, and built my wardrobe….A big one at that, hehe. Though loving myself has proven to be the hardest tick on the list. Finding health in nutrition and exercise has helped.
RUNNING more than anything has shown to put things in perspective, to make ideas & values clearer, and aids in beating down at the negative barrier building thoughts in my mind.
The only barriers in life…… are the ones we create in our minds. ♥
RUN a Marathon – Me WHATEVER!
Yep I did – I did just that! I ran the Brisbane Marathon 2017.
I am so proud of myself.
I still can’t believe I did it. And with an awesome time of 3hr 34. Wow.
All’s it took was everything I had……. Physically & Mentally
– And I loved it….Yep I’m a special kind of crazy.
So what’s next…. SEQ Trail Series
8 Beautifully spectacular locations of epic trail running throughout South East Queensland.
As the event organisers Those Guys say “Good Ol’ Dirty FUN”, especially after a week of rain!!
Round 1 @ Enoggera Reservoir – 12.9km was just that…
“Good Ol’ Dirty FUN” The morning started with me running late, yep I got lost enroute, haha typical! So after parking, I ran straight to register and get my number, made it in time to listen to Those Guys intro and safety demo. The usual funny comradery from the lads, always a laugh. A brief recap of the event saw me bump into an old uni friend (love seeing a familiar face), 5 minutes before the race, quick chat and I was off. The event consisted of rolling muddy hills wrapping around the Enoggera Reservoir, which today looked magical. The dam was covered in bright green Lilly pads, hard not to smile at the gorgeous vistas through the trees, out across the Enoggera Reservoir. I promised myself that I was going to run up every muddy hill, I did not let myself down. I much prefer the ascend, as the declines were horrifying! Slipping and sliding everywhere down muddy clay embankments, just let your legs do the work I kept telling myself. Yeah right… At the turnaround mark, I reflected on how grateful I was for the rain and muddy puddles, as I much prefer this type of dirty fun compared to, the dry scorching heat and dust. Approaching the last 3kms, I felt strong, and charged up every hill, and screamed down the slippery declines. With the end approaching I was in full appreciation of my efforts. I saw him, my little man, Will. Hiding in the bushes. As always he never misses one of my races. I screamed in excitement, he had gotten up early yet again to run the last kilometer with me, holding my hand, not letting go until the finish. He’s an angel. This morning was perfect.
Over the next 6 months, follow my journey here and on Instagram. There will be some laughs, tears, goals triumphed and definitely barriers broken down.
If you want to join in, have some new experiences, meet new friends, get inspired to dedicate and commit yourself to training. Then give me a call or send me an email, come and join me for some “Good Ol’ Dirty Fun”,