What a year…

As I sit here and try to reflect on the year, a year that seems to have flown by so quickly, it’s been a whirlwind year with many great bits!  Have I achieved anything – is life about constantly achieving things – pushing yourself to try new things and to challenge yourself?  It’s a question I really need to think about.

Reflecting on the year, the most memorable was representing Great Britain at the World Triathlon Championships in Australia – always a dream and one that I got to live.  Memories were made and won’t be forgotten.   Thank you to all of you who supported me and helped me get out to fulfil my dream!

I found a lot about myself this year – I love to train for events, I love the discipline of a structured training plan.  I really don’t like the competing bit.  But without a goal I struggle to train so I need to work on my mindset in readiness for competing if I decide to race again.

My only fitness goal for next year is Paris Marathon in April.  I said I would never run a marathon again, but you should never say never.  I am looking forward to running with my buddy Lucy over the winter months and heading to Paris and doing some sightseeing whilst running a marathon!

My Personal Training business has grown in strength over the year, having only been running for just over 2 years.  I will be developing it further with some new and fresh ideas being planned for next year.   Watch this space!

I have my good health, my family, my friends as I finish this year.  That’s far more important than anything else.  The things I have done this year have made my life interesting and varied, but without my health, family and friends, I couldn’t have achieved any of it.  Thank you.

Do more of what you love!  Feel free to share what you will be focussing on next year – for me, I will be taking more time to look after myself, some quiet time, the simple things in life, long walks with my buddy Percy and Matt (he doesn’t know this yet!), cups of tea with cake, with no pressure to please anyone but myself.

Wishing you all a wonderful time over the festive period with loved ones.

Miss V

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