Sunday, 28 January 2018

It may not be easy, but it will be worth it...

So much has happened since my last post.  I settled into an amazing new role and have now been there just over 6 months.  I have an incredibly supportive boss, a team that feels like family and wonderful benefits (like free lunch four days of the week) and growth and development opportunities.  Initially I doubted myself all the time.  Was I worth it?  Did I deserve to be there? When will I be caught out?  But finally I feel like I am at a stage where I feel comfortable and that I belong and genuinely deserve to be there.  I have so many facets to my role.  My role range from being a PA to website updates and updates to our LinkedIn account.  I can do some analysis work and create dashboards and plan events.  Really it is all my interests thrown into one job.  And I love it.  I actually genuinely love it. 

Last year I had the opportunity to take the kids to Japan and that was such an amazing holiday.  It was completely out of my comfort zone to do something like that all on my own with the kids, but it was wonderful.  I will have to do a proper post on it at another time.

In December Paul fell off his bike and fractured his hip (again) which meant we had to put our Australian holiday on hold.  Was incredibly disappointing, but a chance to re-evaluate and to re-set goals.  And I may just have accidentally promised to enter the World Masters Mountain Running Championships with him in 2019.  So that is close to 10km up a mountain...  I have so much work to do because right now running 100m is too much effort for me and 10min on the exercycle nearly kills me...  I am about 30kg overweight.  And I have a LOT of work to do with my mindset.

But, I am determined to go with him.  And secretly I want to give him a bit of a run for his money haha :-).

So some of the focus of this blog will be about that.  To track my progress.  When my daughter was diagnosed with cancer (many years ago now), that was the reason I did the whole blogging thing.  I wanted to be able to look back and see that it wasn't all difficult and all sad.  And I think I will need to do it with this journey too.  Be able to look back and see it wasn't all impossibly difficult all of the time.  That I did lose weight, that I did make progress with learning to run - not only the distance, but also to run faster.  Heck - I want to have a real chance here.

So right now it looks like the 2019 event will be in Italy in September 2019.  This means I have just over 1.5 years to get ready. 

My motto for this will be "it may not be easy, but it will be worth it".  Italy - here we come!

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