Life as I’m sure most of you know can be a whirl wind with so much to juggle. As much as id like to be able to blog more often, being mom of 3 little girls, a wife, running professionally and trying to fit in some work when I can requires A LOT of juggling hahaha and doesn’t always allow for blogging so I apologize and will try pick up where I left off.
“I get knocked down but I get up again” is certainly something I’ve had to say to myself A LOT this year. Its been a tough year for me with so many blows but after every blow I’ve got back up and fought even harder because in the end its up to me, its my dream, my goal and my life. If I don’t get back up and fight for what I want who else will. I’ve always said “where there is a will there is a way”. I must admit the “way” is often really misty , bumpy path…but a path nonetheless.
I once heard this saying and how true it is “Turn obstacles in opportunities”
Life has a way about “happening” but in the end it all works out. We have play the cards we are dealt, find the positives and turn those obstacles into opportunities. Life is short, live for each day as if it could be your last.
Since my injury in May I’ve been grinding away trying to get back to where I was before I was injured and its been a long, tough road but I have learnt so much about myself, my strength and about life itself. I feel that I’ve grown as a person, as an athlete and am so blessed to have an incredible team of people who believe in me. Especially those moments that I do lose hope, they picked me up and remind me how much I really do want this.
I ran my first race post injury on 30 August “The Mandela Marathon” 21km and have been loving racing again since then. Shortly after this race I was honored to be asked to be part of the elite newly founded running club called KPMG. I ran my first race for KPMG in September at the CT Marathon 10km Peace run. The support, enthusiasm, excitement and belief in ME that KPMG has already shown leaves me speechless and so excited for the journey ahead with them. Its an honor to be associated with KPMG and I will do everything to fly their flag as high as I can always.
This weekend, thanks to KPMG I was privileged to finally race a race I have wanted to do for about 8 years now but have just never got to it.
On Sunday I raced The Gun run 21km in Cape Town. It’s a definite must, what an absolutely beautiful race, so well organized, an amazing vibe and atmosphere and whats more beautiful than the MOTHER city itself. To top it off I managed a win and am absolutely thrilled about that. Thanks to my coach for being there to watch me race and for not giving up on me.
I am excited to see what this journey has in store for me next and I hope that I can continue to inspire you to get out there and to be grateful for your health and mobility and to live your life to the full. Yes there are sacrifices that have to be made but if you want something bad enough those sacrifices are all worth it in the end.