In January i had ONE Goal and that was to lose weight. 9 Months later i am still going strong, if not stronger.
I have been 80 per cent focused most of the year but stepped it up to a 100 per cent maybe 2 months ago. The Lake Taupo Bike Challenege was getting closer and i had to step it up, mostly because of the purchase of my bike. I decided earlier in the year that i was going to do the relay and accomplish 40k.
At the time i thought it was a HUGE number and didn't think i could ever bike that far. Well with all the training throughout the year 40 k's will be a breeze in the park. :-)
So when i was confronted with my team disintegrating due to team members work commitments i was surprised that i didn't take the opportunity to just back out. The old Pauline would of been "Well that's that!" The perfect excuse "My team failed me" No No no what did i then do.................I decided i would then pull my Husband into the mix and make him relay with me and do 80k.
Well what a can of worms i opened. Hubby smiled, took up the challenge and then ran past me! Bloody Husbands! My darling husband is addicted to riding his NEW bike and now i am having to try to catch up with him and not only that, he has decided that we can accomplish the 160k's!!!
So my small little goal of 40ks, has now turned into me doing the WHOLE bliemen race!
And all i can think is BRING IT ON!!!
What also has been great about this challenge is how it has progressed, at the beginning it was just me working out and now Hubby and Miss 12 are right along beside me. We are riding out together and it has brought us closer as a family. You seriously cannot get better than that.
So people put Nov 26th aside and come on down to Taupo and support me, cause i am going to need it!