WHAT A YEAR!!!
Like so many people, I love to look back over the year and see how much I have achieved. In those times when you are feeling down on yourself, it really picks you up to think how far you have come, and what you can accomplish in a given time.
Looking back over 2016, I really can't believe how much has happened. I have been on 20 flights, visited eight countries and achieved so much more than I could have ever planned for. But, the best things, which unfortunately are not measurable, have been the changes in my mind and the mental barriers I have begun to break down.
After not running in any races for many years due to my nerves, I decided recently that I needed to overcome my fear so I could compete again. Taking on a mental challenge can often be harder than a physical one but sometimes with more rewards afterwards.
I did some research and picked out a few key points to help me. Below are three short videos to show the main tips that I used to overcome my nerves before the Queenstown marathon. When race day came round I felt confident and calm. Take a look...
Tip one -
Familiarise yourself with the route and area.